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sev·en·teenth

 (sĕv′ən-tēnth′)
n.
1. The ordinal number matching the number 17 in a series.
2. One of 17 equal parts.

sev′en·teenth′ adv. & adj.
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seventeenth

(ˈsɛvənˈtiːnθ)
adj
(Mathematics) (usually prenominal)
a. coming after the sixteenth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of seventeen: often written 17th
b. (as noun): the ship docks on the seventeenth.
n
1. (Mathematics)
a. one of 17 approximately equal parts of something
b. (as modifier): a seventeenth part.
2. (Mathematics) the fraction equal to one divided by 17 ()
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sev•en•teenth

(ˈsɛv ənˈtinθ)

adj.
1. next after the sixteenth; being the ordinal number for 17.
2. being one of 17 equal parts.
n.
3. a seventeenth part, esp. of one (1/17).
4. the seventeenth member of a series.
[1300–50; Middle English sevententhe (see seventeen, -th2); replacing Middle English seventethe, Old English seofontēotha (see tithe)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seventeenth - position 17 in a countable series of thingsseventeenth - position 17 in a countable series of things
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
Adj.1.seventeenth - coming next after the sixteenth in positionseventeenth - coming next after the sixteenth in position
ordinal - being or denoting a numerical order in a series; "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh"
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Translations
السّابِع عَشَرجُزء من 17سَابِع عَشَرَ
dissetè
sedmnáctýsedmnáctina
syttende
seitsemästoista
sedamnaesti
tizenhetediktizenheted
sautjándi
十七番目の
열일곱 번째의
sedemnástinasedemnásty
sedemnajstisedemnajstina
sjuttonde
ที่สิบเจ็ด
on yedinci1/1717.incion yedide bir
thứ mười bảy

seventeenth

[ˈsevnˈtiːnθ]
A. ADJdecimoséptimo
the seventeenth centuryel siglo diecisiete
B. N (in series) → decimoséptimo/a m/f; (= fraction) → decimoséptima parte f
see fifth for usage
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seventeenth

[ˌsɛvənˈtiːnθ]
adjdix-septième
her seventeenth birthday → son dix-septième anniversaire
the seventeenth century → le dix-septième siècle
the seventeenth floor → le dix-septième étage
n
(gen)dix-septième mf
(= day of month) the seventeenth → le dix-sept
the seventeenth of August → le dix-sept août
(= fraction) → dix-septième m
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seventeenth

adjsiebzehnte(r, s); a seventeenth partein Siebzehntel nt
n (= fraction)Siebzehntel nt; (of series)Siebzehnte(r, s)
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seventeenth

[ˌsɛvnˈtiːnθ]
1. adjdiciassettesimo/a
2. n (in series) → diciassettesimo/a; (fraction) → diciassettesimo
for usage see fifth
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seventeen

(sevnˈtiːn) noun
1. the number or figure 17.
2. the age of 17.
adjective
1. 17 in number.
2. aged 17.
seventeen-
having seventeen. a seventeen-page report.
ˌsevenˈteenth noun
1. one of seventeen equal parts.
2. (also adjective) (the) last of seventeen (people, things etc); (the) next after the sixteenth.
ˌsevenˈteen-year-old noun
a person or animal that is seventeen years old.
adjective
(of a person, animal or thing) that is seventeen years old.
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seventeenth

سَابِع عَشَرَ sedmnáctý syttende siebzehnter δέκατος έβδομος decimoséptimo seitsemästoista dix-septième sedamnaesti diciassettesimo 十七番目の 열일곱 번째의 zeventiende syttende siedemnasty décimo sétimo семнадцатый sjuttonde ที่สิบเจ็ด on yedinci thứ mười bảy 第十七个
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The fact is, that the two eyes of the Signor Mazarin were the stars more or less brilliant in which the France of the seventeenth century read its destiny every evening and every morning.
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Yet upon the black also--the antithesis of the red--no experienced gambler would stake anything, for the reason that every practised player knows the meaning of "capricious fortune." That is to say, after the sixteenth (or so) success of the red, one would think that the seventeenth coup would inevitably fall upon the black; wherefore, novices would be apt to back the latter in the seventeenth round, and even to double or treble their stakes upon it--only, in the end, to lose.
On her seventeenth birthday, he did not visit the churchyard: it was raining, and I observed - 'You'll surely not go out to-night, sir?'
He remembered that he had read somewhere of an ancient Egyptian god cut from a similar substance, and, thinking it over, he came to the conclusion that he must have read it in Sir Thomas Brown's POPULAR ERRORS, a book of the seventeenth century.