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  1. a cardinal number, 70 plus 9.

  2. a symbol for this number, as 79 or LXXIX.

  1. a set of this many persons or things.

  1. amounting to 79 in number.

Words Nearby seventy-nine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use seventy-nine in a sentence

  • On a division it was rejected by a majority of two hundred and seventy-four against one hundred and seventy-nine.

  • There were in all thirty-five batteries, with a total of one hundred and seventy-nine guns, all bearing upon the town.

    The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • I counted the drafts aloud and had a long task, for they numbered seventy-nine.

    Dross | Henry Seton Merriman