seventy

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Inflections of 'seventy' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": seventies

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
sev•en•ty /ˈsɛvənti/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -ties, adj. 
n. [countable]
  1. a cardinal number, 10 times 7.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 70 or LXX.
  3. a set of this many persons or things.
  4. seventies, [plural;  usually: the + ~] the numbers from 70 through 79, as in referring to the years of a lifetime or of a century or to degrees of temperature.

adj. [before a noun]
  1. amounting to 70 in number.
sev•en•ti•eth, adj., n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sev•en•ty  (sevən tē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ties, adj. 
n. 
  1. a cardinal number, 10 times 7.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 70 or LXX.
  3. a set of this many persons or things.
  4. seventies, the numbers, years, degrees, or the like from 70 through 79, as in referring to numbered streets, indicating the years of a lifetime or of a century, or referring to degrees of temperature:They live in the Seventies. His uncle is in his early seventies. It was in the seventies yesterday.
  5. Religionthe Seventy, the body of scholars who produced the Septuagint.

adj. 
  1. amounting to 70 in number.
  • 1150–1200; Middle English; Old English seofontig. See seven, -ty1

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
seventy /ˈsɛvəntɪ/ n ( pl -ties)
  1. the cardinal number that is the product of ten and seven
  2. a numeral, 70, LXX, etc, representing this number
  3. (plural) the numbers 70–79, esp the 70th to the 79th year of a person's life or of a particular century
  4. the amount or quantity that is seven times as big as ten
  5. something represented by, representing, or consisting of 70 units
determiner
  1. amounting to seventy: the seventy varieties of fabric
  2. (as pronoun): to invite seventy to the wedding
Etymology: Old English seofentig
'seventy' also found in these entries:
Collocations: a (grand) total of seventy, [almost, nearly, roughly, exactly] seventy, a [maximum, minimum, average] of seventy, more...

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