seventeen

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

Definition of seventeen 

: a number that is one more than 16 — see Table of Numbers

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Other Words from seventeen

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

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One day, a nervous kid of about seventeen showed up, carrying a bucket full of cleaning supplies. Adrian Chen, The New Yorker, "Ice Poseidon’s Lucrative, Stressful Life as a Live Streamer," 8 Dec. 2014 Unlike other U.S. networks, which would commonly dedicate fifteen-to-seventeen minutes of ad time per hour, AJAM sold just six. Jessica Loudis, New Republic, "What Did Al Jazeera Do?," 20 June 2017 Hayange, where unemployment is seventeen per cent, used to be a bastion of the left, but its political landscape is in flux. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, "The Future of Europe Hinges on a Face-Off in France," 8 May 2017

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First Known Use of seventeen

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seventeen

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

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The first known use of seventeen was in the 14th century

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More Definitions for seventeen

seventeen

noun

English Language Learners Definition of seventeen

: the number 17

seventeen

adjective
sev·en·teen | \ˌse-vən-ˈtēn \

Kids Definition of seventeen

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: being one more than 16

seventeen

noun

Kids Definition of seventeen (Entry 2 of 2)

: one more than 16 : 17

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