septuagenarian love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person who is 70 years old or between the ages of 70 and 80.
  • adjective Being 70 years old or between the ages of 70 and 80.
  • adjective Of or relating to a septuagenarian.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person seventy years of age, or between seventy and eighty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A person who is seventy years of age; a septuagenary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Being between the age of 70 and 79, inclusive. In one's eighth decade.
  • adjective Of or relating to a septuagenarian.
  • noun One who is between the age of 70 and 79, inclusive.

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

  • noun someone whose age is in the seventies

Etymologies

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

[From Latin septuāgēnārius, of the number seventy, from septuāgēnī, seventy each, from septuāgintā, seventy; see Septuagint.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin septuagenarius ("of the number seventy"), from Latin septuāginta ("seventy") +‎ -an

Examples

  • Wine he calls a septuagenarian, the letters of the Hebrew word for wine (_yayin_) representing seventy, and water a nonagenarian, because _mayim_ (water) represents ninety:

    Jewish Literature and Other Essays

  • Does his reference to me as a "septuagenarian" imply that I am unqualified to state facts and undeserving to benefit from Social Security and Medicare that I pay for with "earned income?"

    Glenwood Springs Post Independent - Top Stories

  • "When I grow up I am going to be a little old lady in tennis shoes," Mary Catherine Bateson, the septuagenarian writer and cultural anthropologist, told the audience at the TEDx Women conference held in New York City near the end of 2011.

    Wendy Gordon: The Longevity Revolution: Time to Get Out and Change Things

  • The billionaire leaders of industry had been the gods of the new India, people such as Anil Ambani, the head of mobile carrier Reliance Communications, who was voted MTV's youth icon in 2003, and the septuagenarian Ratan Tata, often seen as the embodiment of business with a social conscience.

    India's mood darkens as corruption undermines nation's self-confidence

  • And Ms. Harris gives only a nod to Woolf's friendship, in the early 1930s, with Ethel Smyth, the septuagenarian composer and leader of the women's suffrage movement.

    The Lives of A Novelist

  • "When I grow up I am going to be a little old lady in tennis shoes," Mary Catherine Bateson, the septuagenarian writer and cultural anthropologist, told the audience at the TEDx Women conference held in New York City near the end of 2011.

    Wendy Gordon: The Longevity Revolution: Time to Get Out and Change Things

  • First seen shadow-boxing in his dressing gown, he captures perfectly the sleek vanity of this septuagenarian overlord.

    The Syndicate – review | Michael Billington

  • The 20-part series will apparently see the septuagenarian peer roaming the UK to reunite people with footage of their ancestors, and touring not in a Dimbleby-style 4x4 gas guzzler but in "the UK's only surviving vintage mobile cinema, a converted 60s Bedford van".

    Media Monkey's Diary

  • Mr. Dupnik's rhetoric stands in sharp contrast to Arizona's other outspoken septuagenarian cop, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, about 100 miles northwest of here.

    Arizona Elicits Sheriff's Criticism

  • The septuagenarian was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about a year ago and set about recording one last album.

    Troubadours, Technicians and Dixie Chickens

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  • As in Maude of 'Harold and Maude'.

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