American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The cardinal number equal to 7 × 10.
- n. A decade or the numbers from 70 to 79: They became grandparents in their seventies. The temperature hovered in the seventies.
- n. The decade from 70 to 79 in a century.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Seven times ten; one more than sixty-nine: a cardinal numeral.
- n. The number which is made up of seven times ten.
- n. A symbol representing this number, as 70, or LXX, or lxx.
- n. to the Jewish sanhedrim;
- n. to the body of disciples mentioned in Luke x. as appointed by Christ to preach the gospel and heal the sick;
- n. to the body of scholars who, according to tradition, were the authors of the Septuagint: so called from their number seventy-two (see Septuagint);
- n. to certain officials in the Mormon Church whose duty it is, under the direction of the Twelve Apostles, “to travel into all the world and preach the Gospel and administer its ordinances” (Mormon Catechism).
- n. The cardinal number occurring after sixty-nine and before seventy-one, represented in Roman numerals as LXX and in Arabic numerals as 70.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Seven times ten; one more than sixty-nine.
- n. The sum of seven times ten; seventy units or objects.
- n. A symbol representing seventy units, as 70, or lxx.
- n. the cardinal number that is the product of ten and seven
- adj. being ten more than sixty
- Middle English, from Old English -seofontig (in hundseofontig, the decad seventy, seventy); see septm̥ in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In that time, he was in seventy movies and television series, including the long running 1970′s cop drama, “The Streets of San Francisco”.”
“Latuya Bay called loudest, so that the summer of 1898 found him and his wife threading the mazes of the broken coast-line in seventy-foot Siwash canoes.”
“Five hundred cities in seventy-five countries are participating.”
“Two to one you don't -- not in seventy-five days.”
“Moses said, “As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, or if due to strength, eighty years, yet their pride is but labour and sorrow; for soon it is gone and we fly away” (Ps. 90: 10).”
“Looks like the dastardly United Auto Workers has somehow conspired to cause Toyota to post its first loss in seventy years.”
““We will know in seventy years, eleven months two days and one hour, your time.””
“Of course, at this point I'd be happy to be able to type up a first paragraph in seventy-two hours, but I'm sure that there are enough people out there sending in their entry fee to make this a viable contest.”
“Within seventy-two hours of touching down in Croatia, and despite taking every precaution, I was sunburned to stupidity, and had a sun-stroke episode that required twelve hours in bed to recover from.”
“His work took him to a remote research station on the side of a mountain seventy miles from electricity, running water, telephones, etc.”
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