seven

noun sev·en \ ˈse-vən , ˈse-bᵊm \

Definition of seven

1 : a number that is one more than six — see Table of Numbers
2 : the seventh in a set or series
  • the seven of clubs
3 : something having seven units or members

seven

adjective

seven

pronoun, plural in construction

Examples of seven in a Sentence

  1. “What time is it?” “It's seven.”

  2. I leave each day at seven.

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Origin and Etymology of seven

Middle English, from seven, adjective, from Old English seofon; akin to Old High German sibun seven, Latin septem, Greek hepta



SEVEN Defined for English Language Learners

seven

noun

Definition of seven for English Language Learners

  • : the number 7

  • : the seventh in a set or series

  • : seven o'clock


SEVEN Defined for Kids

1

seven

adjective sev·en \ ˈse-vən \

Definition of seven for Students

: being one more than six

2

seven

noun

Definition of seven for Students

1 : one more than six : 7
2 : the seventh in a set or series


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