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NOUN (2)

1. the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one;
[syn: seven, 7, VII, sevener, heptad, septet, septenary]

2. one of four playing cards in a deck with seven pips on the face;
[syn: seven-spot, seven]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. being one more than six;
[syn: seven, 7, vii]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Seven \Sev"en\, a. [OE. seven, seoven, seofen, AS. seofon, seofan, seofen; akin to D. zeven, OS., Goth., & OHG. sibun, G. sieben, Icel. sjau, sj["o], Sw. sju, Dan. syv, Lith. septyni, Russ. seme, W. saith, Gael. seachd, Ir. seacht, L. septem, Gr. ???, Skr. saptan. [root]305. Cf. Hebdomad, Heptagon, September.] One more than six; six and one added; as, seven days make one week. [1913 Webster] Seven sciences. See the Note under Science, n., 4. Seven stars (Astron.), the Pleiades. Seven wonders of the world. See under Wonders. Seven-year apple (Bot.), a rubiaceous shrub (Genipa clusiifolia) growing in the West Indies; also, its edible fruit. Seven-year vine (Bot.), a tropical climbing plant (Ipom[oe]a tuberosa) related to the morning-glory. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Seven \Sev"en\, n. 1. The number greater by one than six; seven units or objects. [1913 Webster] Of every beast, and bird, and insect small, Game sevens and pairs. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A symbol representing seven units, as 7, or vii. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

seven adj 1: being one more than six [syn: seven, 7, vii] n 1: the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one [syn: seven, 7, VII, sevener, heptad, septet, septenary] 2: one of four playing cards in a deck with seven pips on the face [syn: seven-spot, seven]
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Seven This number occurs frequently in Scripture, and in such connections as lead to the supposition that it has some typical meaning. On the seventh day God rested, and hallowed it (Gen. 2:2, 3). The division of time into weeks of seven days each accounts for many instances of the occurrence of this number. This number has been called the symbol of perfection, and also the symbol of rest. "Jacob's seven years' service to Laban; Pharaoh's seven fat oxen and seven lean ones; the seven branches of the golden candlestick; the seven trumpets and the seven priests who sounded them; the seven days' siege of Jericho; the seven churches, seven spirits, seven stars, seven seals, seven vials, and many others, sufficiently prove the importance of this sacred number" (see Lev. 25:4; 1 Sam. 2:5; Ps. 12:6; 79:12; Prov. 26:16; Isa. 4:1; Matt. 18:21, 22; Luke 17:4). The feast of Passover (Ex. 12:15, 16), the feast of Weeks (Deut. 16:9), of Tabernacles (13:15), and the Jubilee (Lev. 25:8), were all ordered by seven. Seven is the number of sacrifice (2 Chr. 29:21; Job 42:8), of purification and consecration (Lev. 42:6, 17; 8:11, 33; 14:9, 51), of forgiveness (Matt. 18:21, 22; Luke 17:4), of reward (Deut. 28:7; 1 Sam. 2:5), and of punishment (Lev. 26:21, 24, 28; Deut. 28:25). It is used for any round number in such passages as Job 5:19; Prov. 26:16, 25; Isa. 4:1; Matt. 12:45. It is used also to mean "abundantly" (Gen. 4:15, 24; Lev. 26:24; Ps. 79:12).