/sev"euhn/, n.
1. a cardinal number, 6 plus 1.
2. a symbol for this number, as 7 or VII.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
4. a playing card with seven pips.
5. sevens, (used with a sing. v.) fan-tan (def. 1).
6. amounting to seven in number.
7. seven out, crap2 (def. 3a).
[bef. 900; ME seoven(e), seofne, seven, OE seofon; c. G sieben, Goth sibun; akin to OIr secht, Welsh saith, L septem, Gk heptá, Pol siedem, Skt saptá]

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(as used in expressions)
Cíbola Seven Cities of
Seven Days' Battles
Seven Weeks' War
Seven Years' War
Seven Group of

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