septuagenarian (adj.) "seventy-year-old," 1793, from L. septuagenarius "containing seventy," from septuageni "seventy each," related to septuaginta "seventy" (see SEPTUAGINT (Cf. Septuagint)). Noun meaning "a 70-year-old person" first recorded 1805.

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  • Septuagenarian — Sep tu*a*ge*na ri*an, n. A person who is seventy years of age; a septuagenary. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • septuagenarian — ► NOUN ▪ a person who is between 70 and 79 years old. ORIGIN Latin septuagenarius, from septuaginta seventy …   English terms dictionary

  • septuagenarian — [sep΄to͞o ə jə ner′ē ən, sep΄tyo͞oə jə ner′ē ən] adj. [< LL (homo) septuagenarius, (man) of seventy (< L septuageni, seventy each < septuaginta, seventy) + AN] 70 years old, or between the ages of 70 and 80 n. a person of this age …   English World dictionary

  • septuagenarian — [[t]se̱ptʃuəʤɪne͟əriən[/t]] septuagenarians N COUNT: oft N n A septuagenarian is a person between 70 and 79 years old. [FORMAL] ...septuagenarian author Mary Wesley …   English dictionary

  • septuagenarian — UK [ˌseptjuədʒəˈneərɪən] / US [ˌseptuədʒəˈnerɪən] noun [countable] Word forms septuagenarian : singular septuagenarian plural septuagenarians someone who is between 70 and 79 years old …   English dictionary

  • septuagenarian — noun Etymology: Late Latin septuagenarius seventy years old, from Latin, of or containing seventy, from septuageni seventy each, from septuaginta Date: 1805 a person whose age is in the seventies • septuagenarian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • septuagenarian — /sep chooh euh jeuh nair ee euhn, tooh , tyooh /, adj. 1. of the age of 70 years or between 70 and 80 years old. n. 2. a septuagenarian person. [1705 15; < L septuagenari(us) (see SEPTUAGENARY) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • septuagenarian — sep•tu•a•ge•nar•i•an [[t]ˌsɛp tʃu ə dʒəˈnɛər i ən, tu , tyu [/t]] adj. 1) of the age of 70 or between 70 and 80 2) a septuagenarian person • Etymology: 1705–15; < L septuāgēnāri(us) (septuāgēn(ī) seventy each, distributive of septuāgintā… …   From formal English to slang

  • septuagenarian — /ˌsɛptʃuədʒəˈnɛəriən/ (say .sepchoohuhjuh nairreeuhn) adjective 1. of the age of 70 years, or between 70 and 80 years old. –noun 2. a septuagenarian person. Also, Rare, septuagenary /ˌsɛptʃuəˈdʒɛnəri/ (say .sepchoohuh jenuhree) …   Australian English dictionary

  • septuagenarian — Synonyms and related words: Father Time, L, Methuselah, Nestor, Old Paar, Sexagesima, boxcar, boxcars, centenarian, dotard, dozen, duodecimo, eighty, elder, eleven, fifteen, fifty, five and twenty, fortnight, forty, four and twenty, fourscore,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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