seventh

Definitions

  • Seventh stanza, surrounded by lilies of the valley
    Seventh stanza, surrounded by lilies of the valley
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj seventh coming next after the sixth and just before the eighth in position
    • n seventh the musical interval between one note and another seven notes away from it
    • n seventh one part in seven equal parts
    • n seventh position seven in a countable series of things
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1631, two London bible printers accidentally left the word "not" out of the seventh commandment, which then read, "Thou shalt commit adultery." This legendary book is now known as the "Wicked Bible."
    • Seventh (Mus) A chord which includes the interval of a seventh whether major, minor, or diminished.
    • Seventh (Mus) An interval embracing seven diatonic degrees of the scale.
    • Seventh Constituting or being one of seven equal parts into which anything is divided; as, the seventh part.
    • Seventh Next in order after the sixth;; coming after six others. "On the seventh day, God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made."
    • Seventh One next in order after the sixth; one coming after six others.
    • Seventh The quotient of a unit divided by seven; one of seven equal parts into which anything is divided.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • seventh Last in order of a series of seven; preceded by six of the same kind; next in order after that which is sixth: an ordinal numeral.
    • seventh Constituting or being one of seven equal parts into which a whole may be divided: as, the seventh part.
    • n seventh One next in order after the sixth.
    • n seventh The quotient of unity divided by seven; one of seven equal parts into which a whole is divided.
    • n seventh In music:
    • n seventh A tone on the seventh degree above or below a given tone; the next tone to the octave.
    • n seventh The interval between any tone, and a tone on the seventh degree above or below it.
    • n seventh The harmonic combination of two tones at the interval thus defined.
    • n seventh In a scale, the seventh tone from the bottom; the leading-tone: solmizated si, or, in the tonic sol-fa system, ti. The typical interval oí the seventh is that between the first and the seventh tones of a major scale, which is acoustically represented by the ratio 8:15. Such a seventh is called major. A seventh a half-step shorter is called minor; and one two half-steps shorter is called diminished. All kinds of sevenths are classed as dissonances, the minor seventh being the most beautiful and the most useful of dissonant intervals. The seventh produced by taking two octaves downward from the sixth harmonic of the given tone is sometimes called the natural seventh; it is sometimes used in vocal music, and on instruments, like the violin, whose intonation is not fixed.
    • n seventh In early English law, a seventh of the rents of the year, or of movables, or both, granted or levied by way of tax.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Seventh last of seven, next after the sixth
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Quotations

  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. -- A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation.”
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt%20Whitman
    “Seasons pursuing each other the indescribable crowd is gathered, it is the fourth of Seventh-month, (what salutes of cannon and small arms!)”
  • Robert Cecil
    Robert Cecil
    “Examples is more forcible than precept. People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh.”
  • Sigmund Freud
    Sigmund%20Freud
    “The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. [New Testament]”

Idioms

Seventh heaven - If you are in seventh heaven, you are extremely happy.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Seven: cf. AS. seofoða,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. seofon; Dut. zeven, Ger. sieben, Goth. sibun, Gr. hepta, L. septem.

Usage

In literature:

The Seventh Division was held by the line of the Des Layes, and the defense of the Pietre mill.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
When the Seventh Michigan arrived it was put in camp on the Seventh street side.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
Beethoven's Seventh Symphony (in F,) given by the Musical Fund Society, Boston.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
In fact, I saw him going downstairs as I was borne away to Fifty-seventh Street.
"Against Odds" by Lawrence L. Lynch
Seventh son of a seventh son, 532.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
So the seventh plague came.
"Bible Romances" by George W. Foote
On the seventh of April, 1792, Freeman and Gerrard, two messengers of peace, were sent forward to the Maumee, but both were killed.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
If one -seventh of the leprosy was gone, I should be content.
"Men of the Bible" by Dwight Moody
The Seventh Deep is the Universal Super-essential Essence, from whom all essences have gone forth.
"The Gnôsis of the Light" by F. Lamplugh
The seventh warrior dived overboard, and escaped by swimming to the other canoe.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
There we halted, and the Marshal, without losing a moment, despatched the Twenty-seventh to take a bridge and cut off the enemy's retreat.
"The Conscript" by Émile Erckmann
Now when a man has six friends, to introduce a seventh is usually hopeless.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She gave him her number on West Fifty-seventh Street.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
So it was, but the seventh button has the head of Shakespeare on it.
"An Artist in Crime" by Rodrigues Ottolengui
At our arrival we found the Seventh Pennsylvania Regiment, commanded by Col. Harvey.
"Diary of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery" by Theodore Reichardt
Shortly after our return to Arkansas I assumed command of the First Brigade, First Division, Seventh army corps.
"Reminiscences" by Hans Mattson
Boniface, an English missionary of the seventh century, i.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
A'HAB, the seventh King of Israel, succeeded his father Omri, 918-897 or 875-853 B.C.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
Offa, his only son, was blind till his seventh, dumb till his thirtieth year.
"Beowulf" by R. W. Chambers
By the twenty-seventh of January all was ready for the assault.
"History of The Reign of Philip The Second King of Spain" by William H. Prescott
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In poetry:

The seventh, unimpeded,
Through solid hills could roam:
The eighth could walk the ocean,
When billows were in foam:
"The Heroes Of Dovrefeld (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
And when she woke on the seventh day
To her love's home did she go.
And there she met neither man nor maid
Who ever her face did know.
"The Woman Who Went To Hell [An Irish Legend]" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
Mair wan grew her face, and her smile mair sweet
Quhill the seventh Halloweve:
Her mother she heard the shuneless feet,
Said—She'll be ben belyve!
"Halloween" by George MacDonald
Let the seventh angel sound on high,
Let shouts be heard through all the sky;
Kings of the earth, with glad accord,
Give up your kingdoms to the Lord.
"Hymn 65" by Isaac Watts
'Tis morn the seventh and the last,
And here my Baltic voyage must end;
Through calms and storms and death she's past
To reach this hot and sultry clime;
"Descriptive Voyage From New York To Aspinwall" by James Madison Bell
Three sorts of works, a man may safely do
Upon the seventh day, and not transgress —
The work of love — the work we're forc'd unto —
And the still pleasing work of holiness.
"Concerning The Sabbath" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Lukas Shoots For Seventh Debutante .
Q&A: Before Saturday's seventh annual game, former Dons star talks about honor, college choice and more.
If you're looking for a watch, whether it's your first or seventh, the crucial question you should ask yourself is "Where".
Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks on stage during the seventh annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative at the Sheraton New York Hotel on Sept 21, 2011, in New York City.
From Hope Cloud and Leah Mullins, seventh grade collaborative reading teachers in Virginia.
The plan for a seventh runway also would force the closing of two elementary schools and 50 businesses in Romulus.
Affinia Manhattan 371 Seventh Avenue At 31st Street New York, NY 10001-3984 212 563-1800.
Products for baby (top, then left to right): Seventh Generation Natural Baby Laundry Detergent is made without petroleum-based cleaners, fragrances or dyes.
In census numbers released yesterday on women- and minority-owned firms, Maryland ranked seventh in the nation for black-owned businesses.
View full size Associated Press Photo Philadelphia Phillies' Domonic Brown watches his two-run home run during the seventh inning against the Houston Astros on Friday.
Chicago Cultural Center, launching one of the prime gatherings of the fall season: the seventh annual Umbrella Music Festival.
Updates with Fortress lawyer's comment in seventh paragraph.
When Mack arrived in 1977 to work at the world headquarters of the alcohol-shunning Seventh-day Adventist Church, Takoma Park was both a company town and a dry one.
From the seventh to the eleventh centuries A.D. Sri Lanka was united under the strong central administration of Sinhalese Buddhist kings.
AP Photo Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago on Aug 4.
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In science:

The first five documents contain figures and tables as well” versus the more voluminous “The first, third, fifth and the seventh documents contain figures and tables as well”).
Applying Natural Language Generation to Indicative Summarization
The fifth column gives Nch , the number of frequency channels, while the sixth and seventh columns give the FWHM of the field of view and the beam (resolution), respectively.
Experimental CMB Status and Prospects: A Report from Snowmass 2001
Wilson, J. R. 1975, Seventh Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics Eds: P.G.
A Numerical Method for General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics
In Logic Programming, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference, D. H. D.
Applications of Intuitionistic Logic in Answer Set Programming
In: Seventh Marcel Grossmann Meeting. (World Scientific Publ., eds. R. T.
35 Years of Testing Relativistic Gravity: Where do we go from here?
Gel’fond, On Hilbert’s seventh problem, Dokl.
Dynamical forcing of circular groups
This allows the program to correct for the squared sum of the spherical aberrations up to seventh order and third order coma and astigmatism.
Testing and design of a lens system for atom trapping and fluorescence detection
AV values from Table 28 of the seventh catalogue of WR stars (van der Hucht, 2001) and used the tabulation of Aλ /AV of Cardelli, Clayton & Mathis (1989) to derive dereddened magnitudes with a standard Galactic reddening law, corresponding to R=3.1, applied.
Five WC9 stars discovered in the AAO/UKST H-alpha Survey
This approximation suggests we can ignore terms beyond n = 7 (seventh order) when v < .18.
Performing a theoretically robust Ryan test using intermediate-mass black holes
Abstract. I give a summary of Section E of the seventh edition of the Conference Quark con finement and the hadron spectrum.
QCD, New Physics and Experiment
The seventh equality is the addition law for q-deformed exponentials and the eighth equality uses translation invariance of the integral over momentum space [cf. (84)].
Quantum kinematics on q-deformed quantum spaces I, Mathematical Framework
This paper is a contribution to the Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference “Symmetry in Nonlinear Mathematical Physics” (June 24–30, 2007, Kyiv, Ukraine).
SUSY Quantum Hall Effect on Non-Anti-Commutative Geometry
In: Proceedings of Seventh International Symposium on Ballistics, The Hage.
A study of localisation in dual-phase high-strength steels under dynamic loading using digital image correlation and FE analysis
Sixth and Seventh Virial Coefficients for the Parallel Hard-Cube Model. J.
Ninth and Tenth Order Virial Coefficients for Hard Spheres in D Dimensions
The total systematic error is given in the seventh column, the total error in the eighth.
A Combination of Preliminary Electroweak Measurements and Constraints on the Standard Model
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