before 900; Middle English seventene, Old English seofontēne (cognate with Dutch zeventien, German siebzehn). See seven, -teen Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To seventeen
World English Dictionary
seventeen (ˈsɛvənˈtiːn)
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
5.  a.  amounting to seventeen: seventeen attempts
 b.  (as pronoun): seventeen were sold
[Old English seofontīene]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
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.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature