Definitions

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

  • noun The cardinal number equal to 16 + 1.
  • noun The 17th in a set or sequence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • One more than sixteen or less than eighteen, being the sum of seven and ten: a cardinal numeral.
  • noun The number greater by one than sixteen; the sum of ten and seven.
  • noun A symbol representing this number, as 17, or XVII, or xvii.

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

  • adjective One more than sixteen; ten and seven added.
  • noun The number greater by one than sixteen; the sum of ten and seven; seventeen units or objects.
  • noun A symbol denoting seventeen units, as 17, or xvii.

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

  • noun The cardinal number occurring after sixteen and before eighteen, represented in Roman numerals as XVII and in Arabic numerals as 17.

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

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of sixteen and one
  • adjective being one more than sixteen

Etymologies

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

[Middle English seventene, from Old English seofontīne; see septm̥ in Indo-European roots.]

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From Middle English seventene, from Old English seofontīene, from Proto-Germanic *sebuntehun. Compare Dutch zeventien, West Frisian santjin, German siebzehn, Danish sytten.

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