Seventy
Seventy Sev"en*ty, n.; pl. {Seventies}. 1. The sum of seven times ten; seventy units or objects. [1913 Webster]

2. A symbol representing seventy units, as 70, or lxx. [1913 Webster]

{The Seventy}, the translators of the Greek version of the Old Testament called the Septuagint. See {Septuagint}. [1913 Webster]


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  • seventy — elders accompanied Moses (Exod. 24:9); and seventy disciples were sent out by Jesus (Luke 10:1–7); seventy years was predicted to be the period of the Exile (Jer. 25:12), though it turned out to be less. Seventy years was regarded as a whole… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • seventy — [sev′ən tē; ] often [, sev′ən dē] adj. [ME seofentig < OE (hund)seofontig: see SEVEN & TY2] seven times ten n. pl. seventies the cardinal number between sixty nine and seventy one; 70; LXX the seventies the numbers or years, as of a century,… …   English World dictionary

  • Seventy — Sev en*ty, a. [AS. hund seofontig. See {Seven}, and {Ten}, and cf. {Seventeen}, {Sixty}.] Seven times ten; one more than sixty nine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seventy — O.E. (hund)seofontig, from seofon (see SEVEN (Cf. seven)) + tig (see TY (Cf. ty) (1)). Cf. O.Fris. soventich, M.Du. seventich, O.N. sjau tiger …   Etymology dictionary

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

  • seventy — noun (plural ties) Etymology: seventy, adjective, from Middle English, from Old English seofontig, short for hundseofontig, from hundseofontig, noun, group of seventy, from hund hundred + seofon seven + tig group of ten; akin to Old English tīen… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • seventy — n. & adj. n. (pl. ies) 1 the product of seven and ten. 2 a symbol for this (70, lxx, LXX). 3 (in pl.) the numbers from 70 to 79, esp. the years of a century or of a person s life. adj. that amount to seventy. Phrases and idioms: seventy first,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • seventy — [[t]se̱v(ə)nti[/t]] ♦ seventies 1) NUM Seventy is the number 70. Seventy people were killed. 2) N PLURAL When you talk about the seventies, you are referring to numbers between 70 and 79. For example, if you are in your seventies, you are aged… …   English dictionary

  • seventy — /ˈsɛvənti / (say sevuhntee) noun (plural seventies) 1. a cardinal number, ten times seven. 2. a symbol for this number, as 70 or LXX. 3. (plural) the numbers from 70 to 79 of a series, especially with reference to the years of a person s age, or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • seventy — /sev euhn tee/, n., pl. seventies, 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… …   Universalium

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