from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The cardinal number equal to 6 + 1.
- n. The seventh in a set or sequence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A numerical value equal to 7; the number occurring after six and before eight.
- n. The digit/figure 7 or an occurrence thereof.
- n. A card bearing seven pips.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. One more than six; six and one added.
- n. The number greater by one than six; seven units or objects.
- n. A symbol representing seven units, as 7, or vii.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- One more than six; the sum of three and four: a cardinal numeral.
- (b ) The constellation Ursa Major.
- The Pleiades.
- n. The number greater by one than six; a group of things amounting to this number.
- n. The symbol representing this number, as 7, or VII, or vii.
- n. plural In Eng. hymnology, a species of trochaic meter having seven syllables to the line, and properly four lines to the stanza. Sevens double (7s, D.) has eight lines, and other varieties are marked by the number of lines, as 7s, 6l, or 7s, 3l.
- n. A playing-card with seven spots or pips on it.
- n. To set in confusion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being one more than six
- n. one of four playing cards in a deck with seven pips on the face
- n. the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
Since it is necessary that seven plus two is greater than seven, when the number nine is referred to as ˜seven plus two™ it is essentially greater than seven.
Whereupon the Bishop wrote that he "felt persuaded that there were not above seven of any note who did not conform themselves" to the church ordinances; while the Vicar said he "did not know of _half seven_ of any note but do the like."
A farthing a day is seven shillings a year, answered the M.P.; seven shillings a year is the interest of seven guineas.
He ran him for seven miles -- _seven miles_, mind you!
We mustered seven hands all told, six seamen and myself -- _seven only out of our entire crew_!
These “seven nights,” however, are frequently interpreted, figuratively, to mean _seven years_, a rendering which often serves to relieve the shaman from a very embarrassing position.
Through the seven planetary spheres, represented by the Mystic Ladder of the Mithriac Initiations, and it by that which Jacob saw in his dream (not with _three_, but with _seven_ steps), the Souls, emanating from the Deity, descended, to be united to their human bodies; and through those seven spheres they must re-ascend, to return to their origin and home in the bosom of the Deity.
But a triple iteration of the number 7, simply saying '_Seven seven seven_,' would be even more rememberable.
'_Seven seven seven_' is remembered even _more_ easily. [
In another place he talks of a "serpent with seven heads," which is a manifest corruption of the text; for the words "_seven heads_" are not mentioned in that verse. [