Definition of Seven

1. Noun. The cardinal number that is the sum of six and one.

Exact synonyms: 7, Heptad, Septenary, Septet, Sevener, Vii
Generic synonyms: Digit, Figure

2. Adjective. Being one more than six.
Exact synonyms: 7, Vii
Similar to: Cardinal

3. Noun. One of four playing cards in a deck with seven pips on the face.
Exact synonyms: Seven-spot
Generic synonyms: Spot

Definition of Seven

1. a. One more than six; six and one added; as, seven days make one week.

2. n. The number greater by one than six; seven units or objects.

Definition of Seven

1. Cardinal numeral. (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 7; the number occurring after six and before eight. ¹

2. Noun. The digit/figure 7 or an occurrence thereof. ¹

3. Noun. (countable cards) A card bearing seven pips. ¹

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Definition of Seven

1. a number [n -S]

Medical Definition of Seven

1. One more than six; six and one added; as, seven days make one week. Seven sciences. See the Note under Science. Seven stars, the Pleiades. Seven wonders of the world. See Wonders. Seven-year apple, a tropical climbing plant (Ipomoea tuberosa) related to the morning-glory. Origin: OE. Seven, seoven, seofen, AS. Seofon, seofan, seofen; akin to D. Zeven, OS, Goth, & OHG. Sibun, G. Sieben, Icel. Sjau, sjo, Sw. Sju, Dan. Syv, Lith. Septyni, Russ. Seme, W. Saith, Gael. Seachd, Ir. Seacht, L. Septem, Gr, Skr. Saptan. Cf. Hebdomad, Heptagon, September. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Seven

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seven (current term)
seven-day fever
seven-league boots
seven-second delay
seven-year itch
seven card stud
seven deadly sins
seven hundred
seven hundred and fifty
seven iron

Literary usage of Seven

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"Among the insipid legends of ecclesiastical history, I am tempted to distinguish the memorable fable of the seven SLEEPERS , *3 whose imaginary date ..."

2. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer (1900)
"seven feathers are attached to the figure, and in its hand it grasps a distaff and spindle. Every Saturday in Lent one of the seven feathers is plucked out, ..."

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