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sep·tu·a·ge·nar·i·an

 (sĕp′to͞o-ə-jə-nâr′ē-ən, -tyo͞o-, -cho͞o-)
n.
A person who is 70 years old or between the ages of 70 and 80.
adj.
1. Being 70 years old or between the ages of 70 and 80.
2. Of or relating to a septuagenarian.

[From Latin septuāgēnārius, of the number seventy, from septuāgēnī, seventy each, from septuāgintā, seventy; see Septuagint.]

septuagenarian

(ˌsɛptjʊədʒɪˈnɛərɪən) or

septuagenary

n
a person who is from 70 to 79 years old
adj
1. being between 70 and 79 years old
2. of or relating to a septuagenarian
[C18: from Latin septuāgēnārius, from septuāgēnī seventy each, from septuāgintā seventy]

sep•tu•a•ge•nar•i•an

(ˌsɛp tʃu ə dʒəˈnɛər i ən, -tu-, -tyu-)

adj.
1. of the age of 70 or between 70 and 80.
n.
2. a septuagenarian person.
[1705–15; < Latin septuāgēnāri(us) (septuāgēn(ī) seventy each, distributive of septuāgintā seventy + -ārius -ary) + -an1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.septuagenarian - someone whose age is in the seventies
Translations
sedmdesátník
hetvenéves
maîur á áttræîisaldri
septyniasdešimtmetis
septiņdesmitgadīgais
yetmişlik kimse

septuagenarian

[ˌseptjʊədʒɪˈnɛərɪən]
A. ADJseptuagenario
B. Nseptuagenario/a m/f

septuagenarian

[ˌsɛptʃuədʒɪˈnɛəriən]
nseptuagénaire mf

septuagenarian

nSiebzigjährige(r) mf; to be a septuagenarianein(e) Siebziger(in) sein

septuagenarian

[ˌsɛptjʊədʒɪˈnɛərɪən] n (frm) → settuagenario/a

septuagenarian

(septjuədʒiˈneəriən) , ((American) -tʃuə-) noun
a person from seventy to seventy-nine years old.
References in classic literature ?
had the defect of tying the hands of the kings by compelling them to deliver the destinies of the nation into the control of the middle- aged men of the Chamber and the septuagenarians of the peerage; it robbed them of the right to lay hands on a man of statesmanlike talent wherever they could find him, no matter how young he was or how poverty-stricken his condition might be.
But there passed across his vision an image of a haggard little septuagenarian taking measured sips of a glass of sugar and water and finding them quite impotent to sweeten his desolation.
Already a septuagenarian, tall, withered, pale, and wrinkled, the baroness exactly resembled those old women whom Schnetz puts into the Italian scenes of his "genre" pictures.
In Warwickshire, septuagenarians are leading the way when it comes to exercise.
Two septuagenarians win the lottery's biggest prize, dragging Walt and Ox into the most bizarre cases of their career.
It was like watching a typical streetscape with toddlers in buggies, skateboarding teens and septuagenarians shooting the breeze, with an intermingling of personal stories, questions, memories and experiences.
100-Plus Septuagenarians & Octogenarians: Ninety-eight Septuagenarians (age 70 - 79) and four Octogenarians (age 80 - 85) prove that the "Fountain of Youth" is alive and well in Surf City.
The Central Coordination Committee for the Shimla conclave, headed by Pranab Mukherjee, was peopled by septuagenarians and octogenarians.
When the septuagenarians fail to choose the cheapest product, the researchers infer that the happy elderly may make poor decisions.
Could one of you septuagenarians on this photograph put a name to our old classmate?
It can be an eerie sight, lines and lines of septuagenarians - like a twin-set and pearls version of a George A Romero zombie film - their purses clutched tight to their chests.
Almost a quarter of sexually active septuagenarians and octogenarians (23%) claimed they had sex once a week or more.