The cardinal number equal to 6 + 1.
The seventh in a set or sequence.
Totaling one more than six.
The cardinal number between six and eight; 7; VII.
Any group of seven people or things.
Something numbered seven or having seven units, as a playing card or a throw of dice.
Origin of seven
- Middle English from Old English seofon septm̥ in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Old English seofon (“seven"), from Proto-Germanic *sebun (“seven"), from Proto-Indo-European *septá¸¿Ì¥ (“seven"). Cognate with Scots sevin (“seven"), West Frisian sÃ¢n (“seven"), Saterland Frisian soogen (“seven"), Dutch zeven (“seven"), German sieben (“seven"), Danish syv (“seven"), Icelandic sjÃ¶ (“seven"), Latin septem (“seven"), Ancient Greek á¼‘Ï€Ï„Î¬ (heptÃ¡, “seven"), Russian ÑÐµÐ¼ÑŒ (sem'), Sanskrit à¤¸à¤ªà¥à¤¤à¤¨à¥ (saptÃ¡n).