seventy-nine

1 of 3

adjective

: being one more than 78 in number
seventy-nine years
see Table of Numbers

seventy-nine

2 of 3

pronoun, plural in construction

"
: 79 countable persons or things not specified but under consideration and being enumerated
seventy-nine are here
seventy-nine were found

seventy-nine

3 of 3

noun

"
1
: nine and 70
2
a
: 79 units or objects
a total of seventy-nine
b
: a group or set of 79
3
: the numerable quantity symbolized by the arabic numerals 79
4
: the 79th in a set or series

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“Seventy-nine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seventy-nine. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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