What does seven mean?

Definitions for seven
ˈsɛv ənsev·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seven, 7, VII, sevener, heptad, septet, septenary(noun)

    the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one

  2. seven-spot, seven(adj)

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

  3. seven, 7, vii(adj)

    being one more than six

Wiktionary

  1. seven(Noun)

    The digit/figure 7 or an occurrence thereof.

    He wrote three sevens on the paper.

  2. seven(Noun)

    A card bearing seven pips.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seven(adj)

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

    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.]

  2. Seven(noun)

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

    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.]

  3. Seven(noun)

    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.]

Freebase

  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. névés

  2. eevns

  3. evens

How to pronounce seven?

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    Veena
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How to say seven in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. State Department:

    The State Department will be denying in full seven email chains, found in 22 documents representing 37 pages, the documents are being upgraded at the request of the Intelligence Community because they contain a category of Top Secret information ... These documents were not marked classified at the time they were sent.

  2. One Senate Republican aide:

    Rob Boatright added. One Senate Republican aide said Democrats should follow recent precedent, not the shrill calls of partisan opposition groups. When President Obama took office, The Senate confirmed seven of his nominees President Obama first day in office, and nearly all of them within two weeks.

  3. Irishman Hickey:

    The first Games are on the way to being extremely successful, we had our doubters because in the beginning because people said this is a new product and could not work but I remind everyone that the Asian Games, which is the most successful continental games, started with seven sports and I think they now have something like 47.

  4. Mark McCarthy:

    Looking back further into the UK's weather reveals a very interesting timeline with the top ten warmest years at the most recent end, since 2002, notably, 1892 is the coldest year in the series, when the average temperature was just over seven degrees. By contrast 2014, which was the warmest year in the series, saw an average temperature approaching 10 degrees Celsius.

  5. Bob Blackman:

    I've been to India seven times in the last three years, i am well-known for being a very pro-Indian supporter.

Images & Illustrations of seven

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