American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The cardinal number equal to 17 + 1.
- n. The 18th in a set or sequence.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Eight more than ten, or one more than seventeen: a cardinal numeral.
- n. The sum of ten and eight, or seventeen and one.
- n. A symbol representing eighteen units, as 18, or XVIII, or xviii.
- n. The cardinal number occurring after seventeen and before nineteen, represented in Roman numerals as XVIII and in Arabic numerals as 18.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Eight and ten.
- n. The number greater by a unit than seventeen; eighteen units or objects.
- n. A symbol denoting eighteen units, as 18 or xviii.
- n. the cardinal number that is the sum of seventeen and one
- adj. being one more than seventeen
- From Middle English ehtetene, from Old English eahtatīene, eahtatēne, from Proto-Germanic *ahtōutehun. Compare West Frisian achttjin, Dutch achttien, German achtzehn, Danish atten. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English eightetene, from Old English eahtatēne; see oktō(u) in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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