Seventieth
Seventieth Sev"en*ti*eth, a. [AS. hund-seofontigo[eth]a.] 1. Next in order after the sixty-ninth; as, a man in the seventieth year of his age. [1913 Webster]

2. Constituting or being one of seventy equal parts. [1913 Webster]


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  • seventieth — [sev′ən tē ith; ] often [, sev′ən dēith] adj. [ME seventithe: see SEVENTY & TH2] 1. preceded by sixty nine others in a series; 70th 2. designating any of the seventy equal parts of something n. 1. the one following the sixty ninth …   English World dictionary

  • Seventieth — Sev en*ti*eth, n. 1. One next in order after the sixty ninth. [1913 Webster] 2. The quotient of a unit divided by seventy; one of seventy equal parts or fractions. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seventieth — [[t]se̱v(ə)ntiəθ[/t]] ♦♦ seventieths 1) ORD The seventieth item in a series is the one that you count as number seventy. ...the seventieth anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun s tomb. 2) FRACTION A seventieth is one of seventy equal parts… …   English dictionary

  • seventieth — /sev euhn tee ith/, adj. 1. next after the sixty ninth; being the ordinal number for 70. 2. being one of 70 equal parts. n. 3. a seventieth part, esp. of one (1/70). 4. the seventieth member of a series. [1250 1300; ME seventithe. See SEVENTY,… …   Universalium

  • seventieth — 1. adjective /ˈsɛvntiəθ/ The ordinal form of the number seventy. Syn: 70th 2. noun /ˈsɛvntiəθ/ a) The person or thing in the seventieth position. All the septuagenarians remembered their seventieths fondly. b) One of seventy equal parts of a… …   Wiktionary

  • seventieth — sev|en|ti|eth [ sevntiəθ ] number 1. ) in the place or position counted as number 70: his seventieth birthday 2. ) one of 70 equal parts of something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • seventieth — UK [ˈsev(ə)ntɪəθ] / US number 1) in the place or position counted as number 70 his seventieth birthday 2) one of 70 equal parts of something …   English dictionary

  • seventieth — seventy ► CARDINAL NUMBER (pl. seventies) ▪ ten less than eighty; 70. (Roman numeral: lxx or LXX.) DERIVATIVES seventieth ordinal number …   English terms dictionary

  • seventieth — adjective or noun see seventy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • seventieth — sev·en·ti·eth || sevntɪɪθ n. number 70 in a series; one part of seventy equal parts, 1/70 adj. next after the sixty ninth; being one of 70 equal parts …   English contemporary dictionary

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