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seventeen

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noun sev·en·teen \ˌse-vən-ˈtēn, ˌse-bəm-\

Simple Definition of seventeen

  • : the number 17

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of seventeen

  1. — see number table

seventeen adjective
seventeen pronoun, plural in construction
seventeenth play \-ˈtēn(t)th\ adjective or noun

Origin of seventeen

seventeen, adjective, from Middle English seventene, from Old English seofontēne; akin to Old English tīen ten


First Known Use: 14th century


SEVENTEEN Defined for Kids

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seventeen

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adjective sev·en·teen \ˌse-vən-ˈtēn\

Definition of seventeen for Students

  1. :  being one more than 16




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seventeen

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noun sev·en·teen

Definition of seventeen for Students

  1. :  one more than 16 :  17





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