1. The act of one who, or that which, settles; the act of establishing one's self, of colonizing, subsiding,
2. pl. That which settles at the bottom of a liquid; lees; dregs; sediment. Milton.
Settling day, a day for settling accounts, as in the stock market.
(Set"-to`) n. A contest in boxing, in an argument, or the like. [Colloq.] Halliwell.
(||Set"u*la) n.; pl. Setulæ [L. setula, saetula, dim. of seta, saeta, bristle.] A small, short hair
or bristle; a small seta.
(Set"ule) n. [See Setula.] A setula.
(Set"u*lose`) a. Having small bristles or setæ.
(Set"wall`) n. [CF. Cetewale.] (Bot.) A plant formerly valued for its restorative qualities (Valeriana
officinalis, or V. Pyrenaica). [Obs.] [Written also setwal.] Chaucer.
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 (Ipoma tuberosa) related to the morning- glory.
(Sev"en) a. [OE. seven, seoven, seofen, AS. seofon, seofan, seofen; akin to D. zeven, OS.,
Goth., & OHG. sibun, G. sieben, Icel. sjau, sjö, Sw. sju, Dan. syv, Lith. septyni, Russ. seme, W.
saith, Gael. seachd, Ir. seacht, L. septem, Gr. Skr. saptan. &radic305. Cf. Hebdomad, Heptagon,
September.] One more than six; six and one added; as, seven days make one week.
1. The number greater by one than six; seven units or objects.
Of every beast, and bird, and insect small,Milton.
Game sevens and pairs.
2. A symbol representing seven units, as 7, or vii.
(Sev"en*fold`) a. Repeated seven times; having seven thicknesses; increased to seven times
the size or amount. "Sevenfold rage." Milton.
(Sev"en*fold`), adv. Seven times as much or as often.
Whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.Gen. iv. 15.
(Seven"night) n. A week; any period of seven consecutive days and nights. See Sennight.
(Sev"en*score`) n. & a. Seven times twenty, that is, a hundred and forty.
The old Countess of Desmond . . . lived sevenscore years.Bacon.
(Sev"en-shoot`er) n. A firearm, esp. a pistol, with seven barrels or chambers for cartridges,
or one capable of firing seven shots without reloading. [Colloq.]
(Sev"en*teen`) a. [OE. seventene, AS. seofontyne, i. e., seven- ten. Cf. Seventy.] One
more than sixteen; ten and seven added; as, seventeen years.