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 for Seven
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Seven \Sev"en\, a. [OE. seven, seoven, seofen, AS. seofon,
     seofan, seofen; akin to D. zeven, OS., Goth., & OHG. sibun,
     G. sieben, Icel. sjau, sj["o], 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
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     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
     Seven-year vine (Bot.), a tropical climbing plant
        ({Ipom[oe]a tuberosa) related to the morning-glory.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Seven \Sev"en\, n.
     1. The number greater by one than six; seven units or
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              Of every beast, and bird, and insect small,
              Game sevens and pairs.                --Milton.
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     2. A symbol representing seven units, as 7, or vii.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: being one more than six [syn: seven, 7, vii]
      n 1: the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one [syn:
           seven, 7, VII, sevener, heptad, septet,
      2: one of four playing cards in a deck with seven pips on the
         face [syn: seven-spot, seven]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     This number occurs frequently in Scripture, and in such
     connections as lead to the supposition that it has some typical
     meaning. On the seventh day God rested, and hallowed it (Gen.
     2:2, 3). The division of time into weeks of seven days each
     accounts for many instances of the occurrence of this number.
     This number has been called the symbol of perfection, and also
     the symbol of rest. "Jacob's seven years' service to Laban;
     Pharaoh's seven fat oxen and seven lean ones; the seven branches
     of the golden candlestick; the seven trumpets and the seven
     priests who sounded them; the seven days' siege of Jericho; the
     seven churches, seven spirits, seven stars, seven seals, seven
     vials, and many others, sufficiently prove the importance of
     this sacred number" (see Lev. 25:4; 1 Sam. 2:5; Ps. 12:6; 79:12;
     Prov. 26:16; Isa. 4:1; Matt. 18:21, 22; Luke 17:4). The feast of
     Passover (Ex. 12:15, 16), the feast of Weeks (Deut. 16:9), of
     Tabernacles (13:15), and the Jubilee (Lev. 25:8), were all
     ordered by seven. Seven is the number of sacrifice (2 Chr.
     29:21; Job 42:8), of purification and consecration (Lev. 42:6,
     17; 8:11, 33; 14:9, 51), of forgiveness (Matt. 18:21, 22; Luke
     17:4), of reward (Deut. 28:7; 1 Sam. 2:5), and of punishment
     (Lev. 26:21, 24, 28; Deut. 28:25). It is used for any round
     number in such passages as Job 5:19; Prov. 26:16, 25; Isa. 4:1;
     Matt. 12:45. It is used also to mean "abundantly" (Gen. 4:15,
     24; Lev. 26:24; Ps. 79:12).

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