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seventy

[ sev-uhn-tee ]

noun

, plural sev·en·ties.
  1. a cardinal number, 10 times 7.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 70 or LXX.
  3. a set of this many persons or things.
  4. 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.

  5. the Seventy, the body of scholars who produced the Septuagint.


adjective

  1. amounting to 70 in number.

seventy

/ ˈsɛvəntɪ /

noun

  1. the cardinal number that is the product of ten and seven See also number
  2. a numeral, 70, LXX, etc, representing this number
  3. plural the numbers 70–79, esp the 70th to the 79th year of a person's life or of a particular century
  4. the amount or quantity that is seven times as big as ten
  5. something represented by, representing, or consisting of 70 units


determiner

    1. amounting to seventy

      the seventy varieties of fabric

    2. ( as pronoun )

      to invite seventy to the wedding

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Word History and Origins

Origin of seventy1

1150–1200; Middle English; Old English seofontig. See seven, -ty 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of seventy1

Old English seofentig
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Example Sentences

So we might do that version of Jack or, you know, we might even do a current, you know, um, Jack as he was, when he was in his seventies as well.

Seventy-two adults between the ages of 18 and 50 are participating in the trial, led by the pediatrics department at Oxford.

Some seventy-plus countries currently offer some paternity leave or parental leave days reserved for the father.

Seventy percent of Hispanic Americans reported being very or somewhat concerned about climate change, and 57 percent of blacks.

Seventy three percent of students at David Douglas High School in Portland, Oregon are low-income.

Seventy-five percent of the collection was done by the time he got there.

The Rev. Alonzo Barnard, seventy-one years of age, accompanied by his daughter, was present.

After about the forty-fifth year it becomes gradually less; after seventy-five years it is about one-half the amount given.

In 1848 there were only seven priests in Birmingham, and but seventy in the whole diocese.

He remained with the Midland until 1897, when he retired on superannuation at the age of seventy-six.

He is small, alert, brimful of jokes and of years; seventy they say, but he neither looks it nor acts it.

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