seventy

noun sev·en·ty \ ˈse-vən-tē , ˈse-bᵊm- , -dē \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of seventy

plural seventies
1 : a number equal to seven times 10 — see Table of Numbers
2 seventies plural : the numbers 70 to 79; specifically : the years 70 to 79 in a lifetime or century
3 capitalized : a Mormon elder ordained for missionary work under the apostles

seventieth

play \ˈse-vən-tē-əth, ˈse-bᵊm-, -dē-\ adjective or noun

seventy

adjective

seventy

pronoun, plural in construction

Examples of seventy in a Sentence

  1. She is in her seventies.

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Origin and Etymology 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


SEVENTY Defined for English Language Learners

seventy

noun

Definition of seventy for English Language Learners

  • : the number 70

  • seventies : the numbers ranging from 70 to 79

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


SEVENTY Defined for Kids

1

seventy

adjective sev·en·ty \ ˈse-vən-tē , -dē \

Definition of seventy for Students

: being seven times ten

2

seventy

noun

Definition of seventy for Students

: seven times ten : 70


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