Meaning of “seventeen” in the English Dictionary

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"seventeen" in British English

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uk /ˌsev.ənˈtiːn/ us /ˌsev.ənˈtiːn/

A1 the number 17:

I'm nearly seventeen so I should be able to do what I want.
They've been married for seventeen years.

More examples

  • You can't get a driving licence till you're seventeen in this country.
  • She will be seventeen next year.
  • Only seventeen people turned up to the rally.

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

"seventeen" in American English

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us /ˌsev·ənˈtin/


It is seventeen days until my birthday.
a seventeen-story building

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