a cardinal number, 6 plus 1.
a symbol for this number, as 7 or VII.
a set of this many persons or things.
a playing card with seven pips.
sevens, (used with a singular verb) fan-tan (def. 1).
amounting to seven in number.
seven out, crap2 (def. 3a).
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How to use seven in a sentence
They’re pint-sized in comparison to a full-size office copier and weigh as little as six or seven pounds.
TikTok is a significant business for Gallery Media, earning mid-seven-figures of revenue last year.Why Gallery Media is writing songs for brands on TikTok and Instagram | Kayleigh Barber | July 8, 2021 | Digiday
In another report from September 2019, officials were described as “relieving” a couple in Dikan of their seven acres of grape fields.Solar industry’s ties to China’s Xinjiang region raise specter of forced labor | Lily Kuo, Pei Lin Wu, Jeanne Whalen | June 24, 2021 | Washington Post
Despite those costs, Shop Holiday is bringing in mid-seven-figures of revenue for its direct sold advertising business, which will account for 15% of the company’s overall fourth-quarter revenue.The holiday shopping season is on and Bustle Digital Group is setting up shop virtually | Kayleigh Barber | November 5, 2020 | Digiday
Health officials are advising attendees to “consider waiting” at least five to seven days past the event before getting tested for the coronavirus, because they could develop covid-19, the disease the virus causes, despite a negative test earlier on.President’s blood oxygen levels dropped twice in recent days, doctors say | Derek Hawkins, Felicia Sonmez, Seung Min Kim, Hannah Knowles | October 5, 2020 | Washington Post
Submission is set in a France seven years from now that is dominated by a Muslim president intent on imposing Islamic law.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President | Pierre Assouline | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Pentagon said Faal served in the Air Force for seven years, during which time he became a U.S. citizen.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country | Jacob Siegel | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Air Force has about seven pilots for every eight drone pilot slots, in other words.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says | Dave Majumdar | January 5, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
If you answered seven or more of these correctly, you are eligible for a lifetime supply of Metamucil.
Since the age of six or seven, Wendy Roome knew something was terribly wrong about her.
The seven-score and four on the six middle Bells, the treble leading, and the tenor lying behind every change, makes good Musick.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing | Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
She began the study of drawing at the age of thirty, and her first attempt in oils was made seven years later.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
Edwin Clayhanger invited me to go over the printing-works at half-past six, and it's twenty-five minutes to seven now.Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
In 1848 there were only seven priests in Birmingham, and but seventy in the whole diocese.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
At a quarter past seven he took his leave and we let drop our anchor where we were, off Cape Tekke.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for seven
the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one and is a prime number: See also number (def. 1)
a numeral, 7, VII, etc, representing this number
the amount or quantity that is one greater than six
anything representing, represented by, or consisting of seven units, such as a playing card with seven symbols on it
Also called: seven o'clock seven hours after noon or midnight
amounting to seven: seven swans a-swimming
(as pronoun): you've eaten seven already Related prefixes: hepta-, septi-
- See also sevens
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Other Idioms and Phrases with seven
see at sixes and sevens; in seventh heaven.
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