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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sev·en /ˈsɛvən, ˈsɛbṃ/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sev·en a.  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 (Ipomœa tuberosa) related to the morning-glory.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sev·en, n.
 1. The number greater by one than six; seven units or objects.
 Of every beast, and bird, and insect small,
 Game sevens and pairs.   --Milton.
 2. A symbol representing seven units, as 7, or vii.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : being one more than six [syn: 7, vii]
      n : the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one [syn: 7,
           VII, sevener, heptad, septet]

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).