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Definitions of sevens

sevens (ˈsɛvənz Pronunciation for sevens



  1. (functioning as singular) a Rugby Union match or series of matches played with seven players on each side

seven (ˈsɛvən Pronunciation for seven



  1. the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one and is a prime number See also number (sense 1)
  2. a numeral, 7, VII, etc, representing this number
  3. the amount or quantity that is one greater than six
  4. anything representing, represented by, or consisting of seven units, such as a playing card with seven symbols on it
  5. Also called: seven o'clock. seven hours after noon or midnight


    1. amounting to seven   ⇒ seven swans a-swimming
    2. (as pronoun)   ⇒ you've eaten seven already related prefixes hepta- septi-

Word Origin

Old English seofon; related to Gothic sibun, German sieben, Old Norse sjau, Latin septem, Greek hepta, Sanskrit saptá

Example Sentences Including 'sevens'

`You know how some people make ones that look like sevens ?
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