What does Seventeen mean?

Definitions for Seventeen
ˈsɛv ənˈtinsev·en·teen

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seventeen, 17, XVIIadjective

    the cardinal number that is the sum of sixteen and one

  2. seventeen, 17, xviiadjective

    being one more than sixteen

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Seventeenadjective

    Seven and ten; seven added to ten.

    Etymology: seofontne , Saxon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seventeenadjective

    one more than sixteen; ten and seven added; as, seventeen years

  2. Seventeennoun

    the number greater by one than sixteen; the sum of ten and seven; seventeen units or objects

  3. Seventeennoun

    a symbol denoting seventeen units, as 17, or xvii

  4. Etymology: [OE. seventene, AS. seofontne, i. e., seven-ten. Cf. Seventy.]


  1. Seventeen

    Seventeen is an American magazine for teenagers. It was the first teen magazine to be established in the United States. The magazine's reader base is the female 12–19 year-old demographic. It began as a publication geared towards inspiring teen girls to become role models in work and citizenship. Soon after its debut, Seventeen took a more fashion and romance-oriented approach in presenting their material, while still maintaining their model of promoting self-confidence in young women. It was first published in September 1944 by Walter Annenberg's Triangle Publications.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Seventeen

    sev′n-tēn, adj. and n. seven and ten.—adj. and n. Sev′enteenth, the seventh after the tenth. [A.S. seofontíeneseofon, tíen, ten.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Seventeen' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1041

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Seventeen in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Seventeen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Seventeen in a Sentence

  1. Fabrice:

    The unluckiest man in the world was Youri Gagarin: he left from Russia, revolved seventeen times around the word to fall in Russia again!...

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    One other point that we'll make about it is that what we are doing in our legislation, what we would do in the Build Back Better – seventeen Nobel laureates in economics said that legislation does not increase inflation. It is non-inflationary because of the way it is written.

  3. Ted Deutch:

    Seventeen students and teachers of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were killed that day, and I have tried every day since to be there for their families and to help them honor the memories of their loved ones in all the ways they are working to make our schools and community safer.

  4. Tatu Msangi:

    Seventeen years later, my daughter, Faith, stands alongside me as a representative of the 5.5 million babies born HIV free as a result of years of the PEPFAR program.

  5. Rick Scott:

    Seventeen innocent people are dead and acknowledging a mistake isn’t going to cut it, an apology will never bring these 17 Floridians back to life.

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