American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The ordinal number matching the number 17 in a series.
- n. One of 17 equal parts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- One next in order after the sixteenth; one coming after sixteen of the same class: an ordinal numeral: as, the seventeenth, day of the month.
- Constituting or being one of seventeen equal parts into which a thing may be divided.
- n. The next in order after the sixteenth; the seventh after the tenth.
- n. The quotient of unity divided by seventeen; one of seventeen equal parts of a whole.
- n. In music, the melodic or harmonic interval of two octaves and a third; or an organ-stop giving tones at such an interval from the normal pitch of the digitals; a tierce.
- n. ordinal The ordinal form of number seventeen.
- n. fractional One of seventeen equal parts of a whole.
- n. music An interval of two octaves and a third.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Next in order after the sixteenth; coming after sixteen others.
- adj. Constituting or being one of seventeen equal parts into which anything is divided.
- n. The next in order after the sixteenth; one coming after sixteen others.
- n. The quotient of a unit divided by seventeen; one of seventeen equal parts or divisions of one whole.
- n. (Mus.) An interval of two octaves and a third.
- adj. coming next after the sixteenth in position
- n. position 17 in a countable series of things
“Then the telescope will reveal stars still fainter and fainter, down to what we term the seventeenth or eighteenth magnitudes, or even lower still.”
“The Agricultural Revolution that began in seventeenth-century England radically increased the amount of food that could be grown on an acre of land, and the same happened in the 1960s and 1970s, when fertilizer and hybridized seeds arrived in India and Mexico.”
“Hand-made carpets also started to appear in seventeenth century paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Velazquez, often in formal portraits of the kings and noblemen who could have afforded them.”
“Look for a contemporary act on the top twenty list and you can find Coldplay in seventeenth spot, grossing £11 million with an average ticket price of a much more modest £19; Green Day hit number 12 with £17 million on £18 tickets.”
“Back to Warriors storylines now, which feels like light relief after being mired in seventeenth century warfare for so long.”
“Set in seventeenth-century Iran, The Blood of Flowers is the powerful and haunting story of a young girl's journey from innocence to adulthood.”
“Although actual rates varied widely, in seventeenth-century Taiwan a real appears to have been worth around 56 Dutch stuivers and so was worth about two-thirds of a tael.”
“Perhaps because of the longstanding gold and sulfur trade, the aboriginal societies of northern Taiwan had features that were unusual in seventeenth-century Taiwan.”
“Maccabaeus to Joshua is clarified by remembering the role of Canaan in seventeenth British theories of governmentality.”
“W hen primitive newspapers first appeared in seventeenth-century London, they were just official bulletins about the doings of the monarchy.”
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