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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The ordinal number matching the number seven in a series.
  • n. One of seven equal parts.
  • n. Music An interval encompassing seven diatonic degrees.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. The ordinal form of the number seven.
  • n. The person or thing in the seventh position.
  • n. One of seven equal parts of a whole.
  • n. A tone of the seventh degree from a given tone, the interval between two such tones, or the two tones sounding in unison.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Next in order after the sixth;; coming after six others.
  • adj. Constituting or being one of seven equal parts into which anything is divided.
  • n. One next in order after the sixth; one coming after six others.
  • n. The quotient of a unit divided by seven; one of seven equal parts into which anything is divided.
  • n.
  • n. An interval embracing seven diatonic degrees of the scale.
  • n. A chord which includes the interval of a seventh whether major, minor, or diminished.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Last in order of a series of seven; preceded by six of the same kind; next in order after that which is sixth: an ordinal numeral.
  • Constituting or being one of seven equal parts into which a whole may be divided: as, the seventh part.
  • n. One next in order after the sixth.
  • n. The quotient of unity divided by seven; one of seven equal parts into which a whole is divided.
  • n. In music:
  • n. A tone on the seventh degree above or below a given tone; the next tone to the octave.
  • n. The interval between any tone, and a tone on the seventh degree above or below it.
  • n. The harmonic combination of two tones at the interval thus defined.
  • n. In a scale, the seventh tone from the bottom; the leading-tone: solmizated si, or, in the tonic sol-fa system, ti.
  • n. In early English law, a seventh of the rents of the year, or of movables, or both, granted or levied by way of tax.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the musical interval between one note and another seven notes away from it
  • adj. coming next after the sixth and just before the eighth in position
  • n. one part in seven equal parts
  • n. position seven in a countable series of things

Etymologies

Middle English, alteration of sefende, from Old English seofunda, from seofon, seven; see seven.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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