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ˈsɛv ənˈtinθsev·en·teenth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seventeenthadjective

    position 17 in a countable series of things

  2. seventeenth, 17thadjective

    coming next after the sixteenth in position


  1. seventeenthnoun

    One of seventeen equal parts of a whole.

    A seventeeth of 340 is 20.

  2. seventeenthnoun

    An interval of two octaves and a third.

  3. seventeenthnumeral

    The ordinal form of the number seventeen.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Seventeenthadjective

    The seventh after the tenth; the ordinal of seventeen.

    Etymology: seofonteoþa , Saxon.

    In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, the second month, the seventeenth day, were all the fountains of the great deep broken up. Gen. vii. 11.

    The conquest of Ireland was perfected by the king in the seventeenth year of his reign. Matthew Hale.


  1. seventeenth

    The term "seventeenth" typically refers to the ordinal form of the number seventeen, indicating its position in a ordered sequence. It can be used in various contexts such as dates (seventeenth of June), centuries (seventeenth century), divisions (seventeenth part of a whole), etc. Additionally, in music, a seventeenth refers to an interval spanning sixteen successive notes in a diatonic scale.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seventeenthadjective

    next in order after the sixteenth; coming after sixteen others

  2. Seventeenthadjective

    constituting or being one of seventeen equal parts into which anything is divided

  3. Seventeenthnoun

    the next in order after the sixteenth; one coming after sixteen others

  4. Seventeenthnoun

    the quotient of a unit divided by seventeen; one of seventeen equal parts or divisions of one whole

  5. Seventeenthnoun

    an interval of two octaves and a third

  6. Etymology: [From Seventeen: cf. AS. seofontea, seofonteogea.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seventeenth in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seventeenth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of seventeenth in a Sentence

  1. David Hare:

    The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry.

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    • A. abandon
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