- a cardinal number, 10 times 7.
- a symbol for this number, as 70 or LXX.
- a set of this many persons or things.
- seventies, the numbers, years, degrees, or the like from 70 through 79, as in referring to numbered streets, indicating the years of a lifetime or of a century, or referring to degrees of temperature: They live in the Seventies. His uncle is in his early seventies. It was in the seventies yesterday.
- the Seventy, the body of scholars who produced the Septuagint.
- amounting to 70 in number.
Origin of seventy
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Seventy years ago the fate of Europe was decided in a few bloody hours on the beaches of Normandy.The Deadly Trap Behind D-Day’s Beaches
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Seventy percent of these went to British, Irish, and Germans.Ellis Island’s Doubled-Edged Legacy
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If we fail, there must be a retreat westwards at least seventy miles.Explorations in Australia
I guessed that he was probably seventy, though he might as easily be much younger.The Bacillus of Beauty
Our whole passage was stormy, and lasted seventy days, as near as I can recollect.Ned Myers
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"Four francs seventy," said Temple through the shout of laughter.The Incomplete Amorist
But she would forgive him seventy times seven because he is her husband.Echoes of the War
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- the cardinal number that is the product of ten and sevenSee also number (def. 1)
- a numeral, 70, LXX, etc, representing this number
- (plural) the numbers 70–79, esp the 70th to the 79th year of a person's life or of a particular century
- the amount or quantity that is seven times as big as ten
- something represented by, representing, or consisting of 70 units
- amounting to seventythe seventy varieties of fabric
- (as pronoun)to invite seventy to the wedding
Old English seofentig
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Word Origin and History for seventy
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