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

seventeen

adjective

seventeen

pronoun, plural in construction

seventeenth

play \ˌse-vən-ˈtēn(t)th, ˌse-bᵊm-\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of seventeen

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


SEVENTEEN Defined for English Language Learners

seventeen

noun

Definition of seventeen for English Language Learners

  • : the number 17


SEVENTEEN Defined for Kids

1

seventeen

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

Definition of seventeen for Students

: being one more than 16

2

seventeen

noun

Definition of seventeen for Students

: one more than 16 : 17


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