Meaning of “seven” in the English Dictionary

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"seven" in British English

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uk /ˈsev.ən/ us /ˈsev.ən/

A1 the number 7:

The restaurant opens for dinner at seven (o'clock).
We're open seven days a week (= every day).

More examples

  • His estate continues to keep lawyers gainfully employed even seven years after his death.
  • If we can get off by seven o'clock, the roads will be clearer.
  • "Then there's the guilt I feel about leaving her for seven hours every day." "Don't even go there!"
  • The accident left me incapacitated for seven months.
  • Initial reports say that seven people have died, though this has not yet been confirmed.

(Definition of “seven” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"seven" in American English

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us /ˈsev·ən/


I have seven sisters.
a seven-week course

Seven can also mean seven o’clock.

(Definition of “seven” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)