# seven

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## sev·en

(sĕv′ən)
n.
1. The cardinal number equal to 6 + 1.
2. The seventh in a set or sequence.

[Middle English, from Old English seofon; see septm̥ in Indo-European roots.]

## seven

(ˈsɛvən)
n
1. (Mathematics) the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one and is a prime number. See also number1
2. (Mathematics) a numeral, 7, VII, etc, representing this number
3. (Mathematics) the amount or quantity that is one greater than six
4. anything representing, represented by, or consisting of seven units, such as a playing card with seven symbols on it
5. Also called: seven o'clock seven hours after noon or midnight
determiner
a. amounting to seven: seven swans a-swimming.
b. (as pronoun): you've eaten seven already. hepta-septi-
[Old English seofon; related to Gothic sibun, German sieben, Old Norse sjau, Latin septem, Greek hepta, Sanskrit saptá]

## sev•en

(ˈsɛv ən)

n.
1. a cardinal number, 6 plus 1.
2. a symbol for this number, as 7 or VII.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
4. amounting to seven in number.
[before 900; Middle English seoven(e), seofne, seven, Old English seofon, c. Old Saxon, Old High German, Gothic sibun]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 seven - the cardinal number that is the sum of six and onedigit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits" 2 seven - one of four playing cards in a deck with seven pips on the faceseven-spotspot - a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; "an eight-spot" Adj. 1 seven - being one more than six    7, viicardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"

## seven

determiner
Related words
combining forms hepta-, septi-
Translations
7السّابِعجيل السّابِعَهسبعةسَبْعَة
setsetena
sedmsedm letsedmiletý
syv
sep
seitse
seitsemänseiska
sedamsedmica
héthetes
tujuh
sjösjö áraòrjátíu mínútur yfir/gengin, hálf-
7
septem
septyniseptyneriseptyneriosseptynerių metųseptynerių metų amžius
siedemsiódemka
şapte
sedemsedem rokovsedmasedmička
sedem
седам
sju
เจ็ด
yediyedi yaşıyedi yaşında
сім
bảy

## seven

[ˈsevn]
the seven wonders of the worldlas siete maravillas del mundo
the seven-year itch sensación de monotonía y aburrimiento a los siete años de estar con la misma pareja
B. Nsiete m
see five for usage

## seven

[ˈsɛvən] numsept
She's seven → Elle a sept ans.

## seven

adjsieben; to sail the seven seasdie sieben Meere befahren; he’s got the seven-year itch (inf)er ist im verflixten siebenten Jahr
nSieben f ? also six

## seven

[ˈsɛvn] adj & nsette (m) inv
for usage see five

## seven

(ˈsevn) noun
1. the number or figure 7.
2. the age of 7.
1. 7 in number.
2. aged 7.
seven-
having seven (of something). a seven-sided figure.
ˈseventh noun
1. one of seven equal parts.
2. (also adjective) (the) last of seven (people, things etc); (the) next after the sixth.
ˈseven-year-old noun
a person or animal that is seven years old.
(of a person, animal or thing) that is seven years old.

## seven

sedm syv seitsemän sedam 7 sju เจ็ด bảy
References in classic literature ?
He let the eight hundred remain and laid down a seven of hearts with a torn corner, which he had picked up from the floor.
However, I heard so repeatedly, in the course of our goings to and fro, of a certain Number Twenty Seven, who was the Favourite, and who really appeared to be a Model Prisoner, that I resolved to suspend my judgement until I should see Twenty Seven.
By giving the balloon these cubic dimensions, and filling it with hydrogen gas, instead of common air--the former being fourteen and a half times lighter and weighing therefore only two hundred and seventy-six pounds--a difference of three thousand seven hundred and twenty-four pounds in equilibrium is produced; and it is this difference between the weight of the gas contained in the balloon and the weight of the surrounding atmosphere that constitutes the ascensional force of the former.
From these old walls you have the finest view of the desolate scene where once stood Ephesus, the proudest city of ancient times, and whose Temple of Diana was so noble in design, and so exquisite of workmanship, that it ranked high in the list of the Seven Wonders of the World.
If you will serve me for seven years,' said the dragon, I will lead you through the midst of the army so that no one shall catch you.
When he drew it away and counted, there lay before him no fewer than seven, dead and with legs stretched out.
It was the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five.
A few years since the annual charge for a cab license was very much reduced, and the difference between the six and seven days' cabs was abolished.
Thus it happened that his seven ministers were all noted for their accomplishments as jokers.
Now in no one of the seven apartments was there any lamp or candelabrum, amid the profusion of golden ornaments that lay scattered to and fro or depended from the roof.
saw the birth of what was probably the first literary club ever known, the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove.
HALFWAY down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables, facing towards various points of the compass, and a huge, clustered chimney in the midst.

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