American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The ordinal number matching the number 18 in a series.
- n. One of 18 equal parts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Next after the seventeenth: an ordinal numeral.
- n. The quotient of unity divided by eighteen; one of eighteen equal parts of anything; an eighteenth part.
- n. In music, an interval comprehending two octaves and a fourth.
- adj. The ordinal form of number eighteen.
- n. The person or thing in the eighteenth position.
- n. One of eighteen equal parts of a whole.
- n. informal A party to celebrate an eighteenth birthday.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Next in order after the seventeenth.
- adj. Consisting of one of eighteen equal parts or divisions of a thing.
- n. The quotient of a unit divided by eighteen; one of eighteen equal parts or divisions.
- n. The eighth after the tenth.
- adj. coming next after the seventeenth in position
- n. position 18 in a countable series of things
“ "The slough of despond which we call the eighteenth century" ( "Hopes and Fears for Art," p. 211).”
“The first thing to do was to cultivate the foreign example; and with that what we call the eighteenth century began.”
“If we are not deceived in that hope, if the art of to-day has really come alive out of the slough of despond which we call the eighteenth century, it will surely grow and gather strength and draw to it other forms of intellect and hope that now scarcely know it; and then, whatever changes it may go through, it will at the last be victorious, and bring abundant content to mankind.”
“Keanu will be playing a samurai swordsman in eighteenth century Japan.”
“Why did men of rank in eighteenth-century Europe wear shoes with scarlet heels?”
“Was her initial distance from them an inevitable result of customs in eighteenth-century wealthy families?”
“The Marquis: Inferno - Gotta love Guy Davis 'writing and drawing a weirdly-masked vigilante fighting demons in eighteenth-century France.”
“Unfortunately, these appellations were not applied consistently in eighteenth-century sources.”
“Just a causal glance at some of the portraits painted of elite families in eighteenth-century Mexico confirms that European standards of feminine beauty were vigorously adhered to on this side of the Atlantic.”
“If only Americans had continued spelling the word "verdigrease," as I've seen it rendered in eighteenth-century newspapers, we might be able to puzzle it out.”
Looking for tweets for eighteenth.