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seven Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
    heptad; sevener; VII; septet; 7; septenary.
  2. noun one of four playing cards in a deck with seven pips on the face
  3. adjective satellite being one more than six
    vii; 7.

Sev"en adjective
OE. seven, seoven, seofen, AS. seofon, seofan, seofen; akin to D. zeven, OS., Goth., & OHG. sibun, G. sieben, Icel. sjau, sjö, Sw. sju, Dan. syv, Lith. septyni, Russ. seme, W. saith, Gael. seachd, Ir. seacht, L. septem, Gr. , Skr. saptan. Cf. Hebdomad, Heptagon, September.
  1. One more than six; six and one added; as, seven days make one week.
Sev"en noun
  1. The number greater by one than six; seven units or objects.
    Of every beast, and bird, and insect small, Game sevens and pairs. Milton.
  2. A symbol representing seven units, as 7, or vii.

Webster 1913