Definitions for seven
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word seven.
seven, 7, VII, sevener, heptad, septet, septenarynoun
the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
one of four playing cards in a deck with seven pips on the face
seven, 7, viiadjective
being one more than six
The digit/figure 7 or an occurrence thereof.
He wrote three sevens on the paper.
A card bearing seven pips.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
7 (seven) is the natural number following 6 and preceding 8. It is the only prime number preceding a cube. As an early prime number in the series of positive integers, the number seven has greatly symbolic associations in religion, mythology, superstition and philosophy. The seven Classical planets resulted in seven being the number of days in a week. It is often considered lucky in Western culture and is often seen as highly symbolic. Unlike Western culture, in Vietnamese culture, the number seven is sometimes considered unlucky.In English, it is the first natural number whose pronunciation contains more than one syllable.
Seven is a cardinal number that follows six and precedes eight, representing the quantity or count of items in a set.
one more than six; six and one added; as, seven days make one week
the number greater by one than six; seven units or objects
a symbol representing seven units, as 7, or vii
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.]
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
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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Seven is ranked #100791 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Seven surname appeared 179 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Seven.
64.8% or 116 total occurrences were White.
13.4% or 24 total occurrences were Black.
9.5% or 17 total occurrences were of two or more races.
6.7% or 12 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'seven' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #810
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'seven' in Written Corpus Frequency: #207
The numerical value of seven in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of seven in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Once in seven years I burn all my sermons; for it is a shame if I cannot write better sermons now than I did seven years ago.
I was told Boko Haram people came on horses, firing into houses and at fleeing villagers, they killed 17 people, while seven people were injured. They went to Ba'ana Imam, a few kilometers (miles) away, and killed seven people.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Seven Chicago firefighters had three members inside, and Seven Chicago firefighters had four on the porch, seven Chicago firefighters believe a flashover occurred. Seven Chicago firefighters're not exactly sure. Seven Chicago firefighters're going to do an investigation into it, but the three members were able to self-evacuate and the four members were actually blown off the porch, and they were outside.
In the 1940s a survey listed the top seven discipline problems in public schools talking, chewing gum, making noise, running in the halls, getting out of turn in line, wearing improper clothes, not putting paper in wastebaskets. A 1980s survey lists these top seven drug abuse, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, suicide, rape, robbery, assault. (Arson, gang warfare and venereal disease are also-rans.)
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