seven

[ sev-uh n ]
/ ˈsɛv ən /

noun

adjective

amounting to seven in number.

Verb Phrases

seven out, crap2(def 3a).

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Origin of seven

before 900; Middle English seoven(e), seofne, seven, Old English seofon; cognate with German sieben, Gothic sibun; akin to Old Irish secht, Welsh saith, Latin septem, Greek heptá, Polish siedem, Sanskrit saptá
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British Dictionary definitions for seven

seven
/ (ˈsɛvən) /

noun

the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one and is a prime numberSee 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

determiner

  1. amounting to sevenseven swans a-swimming
  2. (as pronoun)you've eaten seven already Related prefixes: hepta-, septi-
See also sevens

Word Origin for seven

Old English seofon; related to Gothic sibun, German sieben, Old Norse sjau, Latin septem, Greek hepta, Sanskrit saptá
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Idioms and Phrases with seven

seven

see at sixes and sevens; in seventh heaven.

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