number (plural seventies)
- 1The number equivalent to the product of seven and ten; ten less than eighty; 70: about seventy people attended seventy were arrested (Roman numeral: lxx or LXX)More example sentences
- Most works of philosophy that run to seventy or eighty volumes are hard to summarize.
- The agency is to allocate between seventy and eighty grants all over the country.
- Most of the cards sold today are variations on themes introduced seventy to eighty years ago.
- 1.1 (seventies) The numbers from seventy to seventy-nine, especially the years of a century or of a person’s life: Dad was now in his seventiesMore example sentences
- It almost has the look of a city of the future, as seen in movies of the seventies and eighties!
- Your work from the sixties and seventies would certainly lend support to that claim.
- He was an icon to many of my Belfast school friends in the late seventies who were starting their own bands.
- 1.2Seventy years old: she was nearly seventyMore example sentences
- He referred to a higher mortality rate of infant travellers and said that female travellers tended not to reach the age of seventy as often as female members of the settled community did.
- The government should increase funding to Primary Schools by gradually raising the pensionable age to seventy, with a reasonable warning period.
- And I told him that my mother and father, my two aunts, my two grandparents on both sides, they all died around the age of seventy.
- 1.3Seventy miles an hour: doing about seventyMore example sentences
- Even though we were only going thirty miles an hour the other guy was going seventy.
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- Now, in the year of his seventieth birthday, Starchev is preparing for a new exhibition.
- Congratulations to Jim Elliott, Crooke, who celebrated his seventieth birthday recently.
- Prague-born pianist Ivan Moravec celebrated his seventieth birthday in 2000.
Old English hundseofontig, from hund- (of uncertain origin) + seofon 'seven' + -tig (see -ty2).
More definitions of seventyDefinition of seventy in:
- The US English dictionary