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Webster 1913 Edition


Seven

Sev′en

,
Adj.
[OE.
seven
,
seoven
,
seofen
, AS.
seofon
,
seofan
,
seofen
; akin to D.
zeven
, OS., Goth., & OHG.
sibun
, G.
sieben
, Icel.
sjau
,
sjö
, Sw.
sju
, Dan.
syv
, Lith.
septyni
, Russ.
seme
, W.
saith
, Gael.
seachd
, Ir.
seacht
, L.
septem
, Gr. [GREEK][GREEK][GREEK], Skr.
saptan
. √305. Cf.
Hebdomad
,
Heptagon
,
September
.]
One more than six; six and one added;
as,
seven
days make one week
.
Seven sciences
.
See the Note under
Science
,
Noun.
, 4.
Seven stars
(Astron.)
,
the Pleiades.
Seven wonders of the world
.
See under
Wonders
.
Seven-year apple
(Bot.)
,
a rubiaceous shrub (
Genipa clusiifolia
) growing in the West Indies; also, its edible fruit.
Seven-year vine
(Bot.)
,
a tropical climbing plant (
Ipomœa tuberosa
) related to the morning-glory.

Sev′en

,
Noun.
1.
The number greater by one than six; seven units or objects.
Of every beast, and bird, and insect small,
Game
sevens
and pairs.
Milton.
2.
A symbol representing seven units, as 7, or vii.

Webster 1828 Edition


Seven

SEVEN

,
Adj.
sev'n [L. septem.] Four and three; one more than six or less than eight. Seven days constitute a week. We read in Scripture of seven years of plenty, and seven years of famine, seven trumpets, seven seals, seven vials, &c.

Definition 2021


Seven

Seven

See also: seven

Turkish

Proper noun

Seven

  1. A female given name
  2. A male given name

seven

seven

See also: Seven

English

English numbers
70
 <  6 7 8  > 
    Cardinal : seven
    Ordinal : seventh
    Multiplier : septuple

Alternative forms

  • Arabic numerals: 7 (see for numerical forms in other scripts)
  • Roman numerals: VII
  • sev'n

Numeral

seven

  1. (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 7; the number occurring after six and before eight.

Usage notes

Like other numerals, sometimes used postpositively in Late Middle English and Early Modern English, for exampleː

  • Sun and moon set in the heaven, with stars, and the planets seven. (The Towneley plays)

Related terms

Translations

See also

  • Table of cardinal numbers 0 to 9 in various languages

Noun

seven (countable and uncountable, plural sevens)

  1. The digit/figure 7 or an occurrence thereof.
    He wrote three sevens on the paper.
  2. (countable, card games) A card bearing seven pips.

Translations

Derived terms

See also

Playing cards in English · playing cards (layout · text)
ace deuce, two three four five six seven
eight nine ten jack queen king joker

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: political · reading · German · #776: seven · notice · week · stone

Anagrams


Breton

Adjective

seven

  1. courteous

Dutch Low Saxon

Numeral

seven

  1. Alternative form of zeuven (seven)

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch sivun, sivon, from Proto-Germanic *sebun, from earlier *sebunt, from Proto-Indo-European *septḿ̥, with -t added through influence of "nine" and "ten".

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɛːvən/

Numeral

sēven

  1. seven

Descendants


Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English seven.

Numeral

seven

  1. seven

Usage notes

Used when counting; see also sevenpela.


Turkish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [seven]
  • Hyphenation: sev‧en

Adjective

seven (comparative daha seven, superlative en seven)

  1. loving, affectionate

Related terms

Noun

seven (definite accusative seveni, plural sevenler)

  1. lover (somebody who loves)

Antonyms

  • sevmeyen

Declension