[sev-uh n-tee-sek-uh nd]


next after the seventy-first; being the ordinal number for 72.
being one of 72 equal parts.


a seventy-second part, especially of one (1/72).
the seventy-second member of a series. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for seventy-second

Historical Examples of seventy-second

  • She went to a hotel on Seventy-second Street, and Mrs. Duvall told me to watch for her.

    The Film of Fear

    Arnold Fredericks

  • The area seemed to be from the Battery to Seventy-second Street.

    The White Invaders

    Raymond King Cummings

  • An American point is practically one seventy-second of an inch.

  • She was within a month of completing her seventy-second year.

  • Yes, he had acted like a member of the Seventy-second Street gang!

    The Eternal Boy

    Owen Johnson