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Definition of "seventy" []

  • The cardinal number equal to 7 × 10. (noun)
  • A decade or the numbers from 70 to 79: They became grandparents in their seventies. The temperature hovered in the seventies. (noun)
  • The decade from 70 to 79 in a century. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "seventy" in a sentence
  • "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."