seventy-four

adjective

Definition of seventy-four

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: being one more than 73 in number seventy-four years — see Table of Numbers
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Definition of seventy-four (Entry 2 of 3)

: 74 countable persons or things not specified but under consideration and being enumerated seventy-four are here seventy-four were found

seventy-four

noun
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Definition of seventy-four (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : four and 70 : two times 37
2a : 74 units or objects a total of seventy-four
b : a group or set of 74
3 : the numerable quantity symbolized by the arabic numerals 74
4 : the 74th in a set or series
5 : an old-time warship rated as carrying 74 guns
6 : a highly regarded southern African sparid food fish (Polysteganus undulosus) having a rosy red color above shading to white below with several wavy longitudinal blue streaks along the sides

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“Seventy-four.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seventy-four. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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