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  • n. The cardinal number immediately following seventy-three and preceding seventy-five.
  • n. A ship having seventy-four guns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A naval vessel carrying seventy-four guns.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ship of war rated as carrying 74 guns; a 74-gun ship.

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

  • adj. being four more than seventy

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Examples

  • Both Scalia and Kennedy will be seventy-four in 2010.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • The old roystering crowd was there, and, as of old, three frost-bitten sailors were there, fresh from the long traverse from the Arctic, survivors of a ship's company of seventy-four.

    The Wit of Porportuk

  • Illustrator John Schoenherr died on April 8 at the age of seventy-four.

    James Houston biography

  • The 300-acre Brooklyn Navy Yard hosts ten contractors, forty-one distributors, and seventy-four manufacturers, one of whom is up-and-coming sculptor Zak Kitnick, whose 25

    Paper Magazine: Meet Brooklyn Sculptor Zak Kitnick

  • The 300-acre Brooklyn Navy Yard hosts ten contractors, forty-one distributors, and seventy-four manufacturers, one of whom is up-and-coming sculptor Zak Kitnick, whose 25 'x 20' studio hides in a corner of the Big Apple Warehouse.

    Paper Magazine: Meet Brooklyn Sculptor Zak Kitnick

  • Just last week, seventy-four of Cuba's most politically prominent dissidents - including Miriam Leiva, the well-known blogger Yoani Sanchez, and the hunger striker Guillermo Farinas - signed a letter to the U.S.

    Robert Creamer: Now Is the Time to Change U.S. Cuba Policy

  • “That's seventy-four points for the boys who used to have to stay after school and bang the blackboard erasers together,” Sister Agnesita says with a personable smile on her face.

    Stump the Nuns!

  • For the first three months of 2010, seventy-four percent of the lobbyists hired by both Google and Microsoft have previous experience in government, according to data obtained from the Center for Responsive Politics and lobbyist disclosure forms.

    Analysis: Lobbyists with government backgrounds hired to help net neutrality

  • The first time I'd let Delilah feel good to me, she had been eighteen and I had been thirty-six (two hundred and seventy-four in Herrick years).

    New Race

  • "If it should be accepted as genuine, and win accreditation, being entered into the catalogs, " said Petrucchio, 'that would come out to one hundred and seventy-four.

    Cinnamon Roll

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  • A type of two-decked sailing ship-of-the-line nominally carrying 74 guns. Originally developed by the French Navy in the mid-18th century, the design proved to be a good balance between firepower and sailing qualities, and was adopted by the British Royal Navy (where it was classified as third-rate). Seventy-fours were a mainstay of world fleets into the early 19th century; they were supplanted by larger vessels built with improved construction techniques and by the introduction of steam power.

    February 5, 2008