Sev"en (?), a. [OE. seven, seoven, seofen, AS. seofon, seofan, seofen; akin to D. zeven, OS., Goth., & OHG. sibun, G. sieben, Icel. sjau, sjo, 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.

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.


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Sev"en, n.


The number greater by one than six; seven units or objects.

Of every beast, and bird, and insect small, Game sevens and pairs. Milton.


A symbol representing seven units, as 7, or vii.


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