seventeenth
adjective or noun see seventeen

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Seventeenth — Sev en*teenth , a. [From {Seventeen}: cf. AS. seofonte[ o][eth]a, seofonteoge[eth]a.] 1. Next in order after the sixteenth; coming after sixteen others. [1913 Webster] In . . . the seventeenth day of the month . . . were all the fountains of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seventeenth — [sev′əntēnth′] adj. [ME sevententhe: see SEVENTEEN & TH2] 1. preceded by sixteen others in a series; 17th 2. designating any of the seventeen equal parts of something n. 1. the one following the sixteenth 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Seventeenth — Sev en*teenth , n. 1. The next in order after the sixteenth; one coming after sixteen others. [1913 Webster] 2. The quotient of a unit divided by seventeen; one of seventeen equal parts or divisions of one whole. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mus.) An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seventeenth — [[t]se̱v(ə)nti͟ːnθ[/t]] ♦♦ seventeenths 1) ORD The seventeenth item in a series is the one that you count as number seventeen. She gave birth to Annabel just after her seventeenth birthday. 2) FRACTION A seventeenth is one of seventeen equal… …   English dictionary

  • seventeenth — /sev euhn teenth /, adj. 1. next after the sixteenth; being the ordinal number for 17. 2. being one of 17 equal parts. n. 3. a seventeenth part, esp. of one (1/17). 4. the seventeenth member of a series. [bef. 900; SEVENTEEN + TH2; r. ME… …   Universalium

  • seventeenth — sev|en|teenth [ ,sevn tinθ ] number 1. ) in the place or position counted as number 17: their seventeenth anniversary 2. ) one of 17 equal parts of something: Approximately one seventeenth of the population has the disease …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • seventeenth — UK [ˌsev(ə)nˈtiːnθ] / US [ˌsev(ə)nˈtɪnθ] number 1) in the place or position counted as number 17 their seventeenth anniversary 2) one of 17 equal parts of something Approximately one seventeenth of the population has the disease …   English dictionary

  • seventeenth — sev•en•teenth [[t]ˈsɛv ənˈtinθ[/t]] adj. 1) next after the sixteenth; being the ordinal number for 17 2) being one of 17 equal parts 3) a seventeenth part, esp. of one (1/17) 4) the seventeenth member of a series • Etymology: 1300–50;… …   From formal English to slang

  • seventeenth — /sɛvənˈtinθ/ (say sevuhn teenth) adjective 1. next after the sixteenth. 2. being one of seventeen equal parts. –noun 3. a seventeenth part, especially of one (¹⁄₁₇). 4. the seventeenth member of a series …   Australian English dictionary

  • seventeenth — seventeen ► CARDINAL NUMBER ▪ one more than sixteen; 17. (Roman numeral: xvii or XVII.) DERIVATIVES seventeenth adjective & noun …   English terms dictionary

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