- next after the sixth; being the ordinal number for seven.
- being one of seven equal parts.
- a seventh part, especially of one (1/7).
- the seventh member of a series.
- a tone on the seventh degree from a given tone (counted as the first).
- the interval between such tones.
- the harmonic combination of such tones.
Origin of seventh
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Examples from the Web for seventh
Rick would cut together five years worth of work, add the sixth, then recut six years worth of work, add the seventh, and so on.Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange
December 27, 2014
So she began trying out the beds, but none of them suited her until she found that the seventh one was just right.
And he was followed by each one of them until the seventh dwarf looked at his bed and saw Little Snow White lying there asleep.
Even though it was a school day—about fifth period, I calculated—the arcade was filled with seventh graders.‘Asteroids’ & The Dawn of the Gamer Age
November 29, 2014
Take the case of Herx v. Diocese of Fort Wayne, an employment discrimination suit in the Seventh Circuit.Catholic Church: Religious Freedom Trumps Civil Rights
November 23, 2014
De Lord had been with them in six troubles, and he would not desert them in de seventh.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
Again, in the fourth, sixth, and seventh sonnets the same plea is urged.The Man Shakespeare
What connection exists between the sixth and seventh petitions?An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
On the 27th of the seventh month last the meeting took place.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
If he were the seventh son of a seventh son, he was himself a wonder of wonders.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
- (usually prenominal)
- coming after the sixth and before the eighth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of seven: often written 7th
- (as noun)she left on the seventh; he was the seventh to arrive
- one of seven equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, measurement, etc
- (as modifier)a seventh part
- the fraction equal to one divided by seven (1/7)
- Also: seventhly after the sixth person, position, event, etc
- Also: seventhly as the seventh point: linking what follows to the previous statements, as in a speech or argument
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Word Origin and History for seventh
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