seventeen

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

Definition of seventeen

  1. :  a number that is one more than 16 — see number table

seventeen

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seventeen

pronoun, plural in construction

seventeenth

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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


First Known Use: 14th century


SEVENTEEN Defined for English Language Learners

seventeen

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Definition of seventeen for English Language Learners

  • : the number 17


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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Definition of seventeen for Students

  1. :  one more than 16 :  17



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