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Definition of the adjective 17th

What does 17th mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. coming next after the sixteenth in position
    • examples: This oil painting dates from the 17th century. | This skull and crossbones was named based on the world-famous Captain Kidd who was active in late 17th century Britain. | The fundamental principles of classical mechanics were laid down by Galileo and Newton in the 16th and 17th centuries. | The wedding will be held in a 17th century church. | The qipao is a classic female garment that originated in 17th century China. | In the first month of that year, I saw that it snowed for four days from the 14th until the 17th. | Evliya Celebi was a Turkish traveller who lived in the 17th century. | It was not until the 17th and 18th centuries that the guilds lost their privileges more and more to the state. | The first American colonists arrived in the 17th century. | Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th.
    • synonym of 17th: seventeenth
    • similar: ordinal

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