seventeen

[sev-uhn-teen]

Origin:
before 900; Middle English seventene, Old English seofontēne (cognate with Dutch zeventien, German siebzehn). See seven, -teen

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seventeen (ˈsɛvənˈtiːn)
 
n
1.  See also number the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and seven and is a prime number
2.  a numeral, 17, XVII, etc, representing this number
3.  the amount or quantity that is seven more than ten
4.  something represented by, representing, or consisting of 17 units
 
determiner
5.  a.  amounting to seventeen: seventeen attempts
 b.  (as pronoun): seventeen were sold
 
[Old English seofontīene]

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Seventeen spelled one or both parts of my name wrong.
Seventeen years later, telegraph lines spanned the entire country.
Precisely seventeen seconds later, their rolls were reversed.
Granted that was only a thousand to seventeen hundred years ago.
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