WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
fort•night /ˈfɔrtˌnaɪt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a period of fourteen nights and days;
    two weeks.
fort•night•ly, adj., adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
fort•night  (fôrtnīt′, -nit),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the space of fourteen nights and days;
    two weeks.
  • Middle English fourtenight, contraction of Old English fēowertēne niht. See fourteen, night bef. 1000


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

fortnight /ˈfɔːtˌnaɪt/ n
  1. a period of 14 consecutive days; two weeks
Etymology: Old English fēowertīene niht fourteen nights



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