What does Seven mean?

Definitions for Seven
ˈsɛv ənsev·en

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Seven.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. seven, 7, VII, sevener, heptad, septet, septenarynoun

    the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one

  2. seven-spot, sevenadjective

    one of four playing cards in a deck with seven pips on the face

  3. seven, 7, viiadjective

    being one more than six


  1. sevennoun

    The digit/figure 7 or an occurrence thereof.

    He wrote three sevens on the paper.

  2. sevennoun

    A card bearing seven pips.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SEVENadjective

    Etymology: seofon , Saxon.

    Let ev’ry man be master of his time
    ’Till seven at night. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens. Gen.

    Pharmis, king of the Medes, it is said, he overthrew and cruelly murdered, with his seven children. Walter Raleigh.

    Sev’n bullocks, yet unyok’d, for Phœbus chuse;
    And for Diana sev’n unspotted ewes. John Dryden, Æn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sevenadjective

    one more than six; six and one added; as, seven days make one week

  2. Sevennoun

    the number greater by one than six; seven units or objects

  3. Sevennoun

    a symbol representing seven units, as 7, or vii

  4. Etymology: [OE. seven, seoven, seofen, AS. seofon, seofan, seofen; akin to D. zeven, OS., Goth., & OHG. sibun, G. sieben, Icel. sjau, sj, Sw. sju, Dan. syv, Lith. septyni, Russ. seme, W. saith, Gael. seachd, Ir. seacht, L. septem, Gr. , Skr. saptan. 305. Cf. Hebdomad, Heptagon, September.]


  1. Seven

    Seven was the fourth album from English alternative rock band James, released February 1992. Half of the album was produced by Youth, but after being unimpressed with some of the early records the band's studio time ran out, so the band produced the rest of the album itself with the help of Steve Chase.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Seven

    sev′n, adj. and n. six and one.—adj. Sev′en-fold, folded seven times: multiplied seven times.—n. Sev′en-night, seven days and nights: a week, the time from one day of the week to the same again—also contr. Sennight (sen′nīt).adj. Sev′enth, last of seven, next after the sixth.—n. one of seven equal parts.—adv. Sev′enthly.—Seven cardinal, chief, or principal virtues (see Cardinal); Seven champions of Christendom, St George for England, St Andrew for Scotland, St Patrick for Ireland, St David for Wales, St Denis for France, St James for Spain, St Anthony for Italy; Seven deadly sins, pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth; Seven dolours of the Blessed Virgin Mary (see Dolour); Seven free arts (see Arts); Seven gifts of the Holy Ghost, wisdom, understanding, counsel, ghostly strength or fortitude, knowledge, godliness, and the fear of the Lord; Seven sages, or wise men, Solon of Athens, Thales of Miletus, Pittacus of Mitylene, Bias of Priene in Caria, Chilon of Sparta, Cleobulus tyrant of Lindus in Rhodes, and Periander tyrant of Corinth; Seven Sleepers, seven Christian youths at Ephesus who took refuge in a cave about 250 A.D. in the persecution of Decius, were walled up by their pursuers, fell into a deep sleep, and only awoke in 447 under Theodosius II.; Seven stars, the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn: the constellation Ursa Major: the Pleiades; Seven wise masters, the most common title given to a famous medieval collection of stories grouped round a central story of the birth, education, and trials of a young prince. Accused like Joseph, he is sentenced to death, but each one of the seven viziers gains a day, out of the fated seven during which the prince may not open his mouth, by two tales against women. At the end of the seventh day the prince is free to speak, and quickly clears his character; Seven wonders of the world, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Hanging (i.e. terraced) Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Diana at Ephesus, the Statue of Jupiter at Athens by Phidias, the Mausoleum, erected by Artemisia at Halicarnassus, the Colossus at Rhodes, and the Pharos of Alexandria; Seven years' war (1756-63), the third and severest struggle for the possession of Silesia between Frederick the Great and the Empress Maria Theresa, together with the allies on both sides; it gave Silesia to Frederick, and to England the mastery of North America and India. [A.S. seofon; Dut. zeven, Ger. sieben, Goth. sibun, Gr. hepta, L. septem.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Seven' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #810

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Seven' in Written Corpus Frequency: #207

Anagrams for Seven »

  1. evens

  2. névés

  3. eevns

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Seven in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Seven in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Seven in a Sentence

  1. Howie Mandel:

    [ At the time ] I'm running seven miles a day, I'm eating healthy, I'm doing, you know, it's this a ticking time bomb, the silent kind, and that's when I got informed what high cholesterol meant, i didn't know there was a direct correlation between high cholesterol and heart disease, stroke. I did not even think about that. I didn't think I was even close to being a candidate for anything. I didn't think I even knew anybody like that. It turns out it was me and then I got scared and now I'm on my second statin, which is perfect and it's got my numbers under control and I feel healthy. I just want to get the word out there that this is really pervasive.

  2. Reynato Simbulan:

    We're seven kilometers away from the river but we were still inundated.

  3. Alaa Soboh:

    As soon as the two crossed, (Israeli forces) started screaming 'Go back, go back', and then they began shooting. The first one they shot was the girl ... the boy tried to go backward, when they fired seven bullets at him.

  4. Joe Vardon:

    The rooms are meant for you to get a comfortable night's sleep and then go to the [ theme ] park, they are not built to spend seven full days in them.

  5. David Akin:

    I'm working on two shows right now, i've done more cool things in the last six, seven, eight years than I've done in a 30-year career.

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