Etymology
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seventeen (adj., n.)

"1 more than sixteen; the number which is one more than sixteen; a symbol representing this number;" late Old English seofontyne; see seven + -teen. Replacing Old English form seofon-teoða. Compare German siebzehn, a contraction of Middle High German siben-zehen.

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Definitions of seventeen
1
seventeen (n.)
the cardinal number that is the sum of sixteen and one;
Synonyms: " / xvii
2
seventeen (adj.)
being one more than sixteen;
Synonyms: " / xvii
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