- next after the sixteenth; being the ordinal number for 17.
- being one of 17 equal parts.
- a seventeenth part, especially of one (1/17).
- the seventeenth member of a series.
Origin of seventeenth
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Examples from the Web for seventeenth
On the short seventeenth, his tee shot stopped six feet from the pin.Portrait of the Consummate Con Man
May 17, 2014
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.The Story of Noah's Ark From the Bible’s Book of Genesis
The Daily Beast
March 24, 2014
The regional frictions transplanted from England in the seventeenth century are still alive.America’s Long-Simmering, Semi-Civil Civil War
October 2, 2013
We might usefully begin by repealing the Seventeenth Amendment and returning the selection of Senators to the state legislatures.A Tea Party Shock to the System
Stephen L. Carter
August 1, 2011
Some said it was in the Eighth Ward; others located it in the Seventeenth.
It was introduced into England as an epicure's dish in the seventeenth century.De Libris: Prose and Verse
The result was that he graduated seventeenth in a class of seventy.Self-Help
English prisons in the seventeenth century were not models of good management.
In the seventeenth century, all earnest English Protestants held this belief.
- (usually prenominal)
- coming after the sixteenth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of seventeen: often written 17th
- (as noun)the ship docks on the seventeenth
- one of 17 approximately equal parts of something
- (as modifier)a seventeenth part
- the fraction equal to one divided by 17 (1/17)
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Word Origin and History for seventeenth
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