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seventy

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noun sev·en·ty \ˈse-vən-tē, ˈse-bəm-, -dē\

Simple Definition of seventy

  • : the number 70

  • seventies : the numbers ranging from 70 to 79

  • : a set of years ending in digits ranging from 70 to 79

Full Definition of seventy

plural sev·en·ties

  1. 1 — see number table

  2. 2 plural :  the numbers 70 to 79; specifically :  the years 70 to 79 in a lifetime or century

  3. 3 capitalized :  a Mormon elder ordained for missionary work under the apostles

sev·en·ti·eth play \-tē-əth, -dē-\ adjective or noun
seventy adjective
seventy pronoun, plural in construction

Examples of seventy

  1. She is in her seventies.



Origin of seventy

seventy, adjective, from Middle English, from Old English seofontig, short for hundseofontig, from hundseofontig, noun, group of seventy, from hund hundred + seofon seven + -tig group of ten; akin to Old English tīen ten


First Known Use: 13th century


SEVENTY Defined for Kids

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seventy

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adjective sev·en·ty \ˈse-vən-tē, -dē\

Definition of seventy

  1. :  being seven times ten




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seventy

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noun sev·en·ty

Definition of seventy

  1. :  seven times ten :  70





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