seventy

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noun sev·en·ty \ˈse-vən-tē, ˈse-bəm-, -dē\

Definition of seventy

plural

seventies

  1. 1 :  a number equal to seven times 10 — see number table

  2. 2 seventies plural :  the numbers 70 to 79; specifically :  the years 70 to 79 in a lifetime or century

  3. 3 capitalized :  a Mormon elder ordained for missionary work under the apostles

seventieth

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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

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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

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seventy

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adjective sev·en·ty \ˈse-vən-tē, -dē\

Definition of seventy for Students

  1. :  being seven times ten


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seventy

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noun sev·en·ty

Definition of seventy for Students

  1. :  seven times ten :  70



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