The Seventy, the translators of the Greek version of the Old Testament called the Septuagint. See Septuagint.

(Sev`en*ty-four") n. (Naut.) A naval vessel carrying seventy-four guns.

(Sev"en-up`), n. The game of cards called also all fours, and old sledge. [U. S.]

(Sev"er) v. t. [imp. &. p. p. Severed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Severing.] [OF. sevrer, severer, to separate, F. sevrer to wean, fr. L. separare. See Separate, and cf. Several.]

1. To separate, as one from another; to cut off from something; to divide; to part in any way, especially by violence, as by cutting, rending, etc.; as, to sever the head from the body.

The angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just.
Matt. xiii. 49.

2. To cut or break open or apart; to divide into parts; to cut through; to disjoin; as, to sever the arm or leg.

Our state can not be severed; we are one.

3. To keep distinct or apart; to except; to exempt.

I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there.
Ex. viii. 22.

4. (Law) To disunite; to disconnect; to terminate; as, to sever an estate in joint tenancy. Blackstone.

(Sev"er), v. i.

1. To suffer disjunction; to be parted, or rent asunder; to be separated; to part; to separate. Shak.

2. To make a separation or distinction; to distinguish.

The Lord shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt.
Ex. ix. 4.

They claimed the right of severing in their challenge.

(Sev"er*a*ble) a. Capable of being severed. Encyc. Dict.

(Sev"er*al) a. [OF., fr. LL. separalis, fr. L. separ separate, different. See Sever, Separate.]

1. Separate; distinct; particular; single.

Each several ship a victory did gain.

Each might his several province well command,
Would all but stoop to what they understand.

1. One next in order after the sixty-ninth.

2. The quotient of a unit divided by seventy; one of seventy equal parts or fractions.

(Sev"en*ty) a. [AS. hund- seofontig. See Seven, and Ten, and cf. Seventeen, Sixty.] Seven times ten; one more than sixty-nine.

(Sev"en*ty), n.; pl. Seventies

1. The sum of seven times ten; seventy units or objects.

2. A symbol representing seventy units, as 70, or lxx.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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