American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The ordinal number matching the number 11 in a series.
- n. One of 11 equal parts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Next in order after the tenth: an ordinal number.
- Constituting one of eleven equal parts into which anything is divided: as, the eleventh part of fifty-five is five.
- n. One of eleven equal parts; the quotient of unity divided by eleven: as, five elevenths of fifty-five are twenty-five.
- n. In early English law, an eleventh part of the rents of the year, or of movables, or both, granted or levied by way of tax.
- n. In music: The interval between any tone and a tone on the eleventh diatonic degree above or below it; a compound fourth, or an octave and a fourth.
- adj. The ordinal form of number eleven.
- n. The person or thing in the eleventh position.
- n. One of eleven equal parts of a whole.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Next after the tenth.
- adj. Constituting one of eleven parts into which a thing is divided.
- adj. (Mus.) Of or pertaining to the interval of the octave and the fourth.
- n. The quotient of a unit divided by eleven; one of eleven equal parts.
- n. (Mus.) The interval consisting of ten conjunct degrees; the interval made up of an octave and a fourth.
- adj. coming next after the tenth and just before the twelfth in position
- n. position 11 in a countable series of things
“-- _Stuart_ was a great eleventh hour tip -- (why _eleventh_ hour I wonder?”
“December," said he, "is surely, as its name indicates, the tenth month of the year," and he added thereto, in honor of the emperor, two others which he called the eleventh and twelfth.”
“The censored books used to be read in eleventh grade.”
“Sure our tenth year together was worth celebrating, but I think our eleventh is just as deserving - and more.”
“W hen I was in eleventh grade, I invited a new boyfriend to come to my house after school one day.”
“Children are regularly praised to the heavens for picking up their dirty laundry or for coming in eleventh place in a spelling bee.”
“Anyway, yesterday Xander exclaimed something like, "God, smart girls are hot!" as Anya figured something out and Willow lamented, "Why couldn't you have discovered that in eleventh grade?”
“The vessel pictured here was known as an eleventh gradient class.”
“Henry has developed rheumatism in his back, ten skins have peeled off my hands and the eleventh is now peeling, while Tehei is more lunatic than ever and day and night prays God not to kill him.”
“Marfa Petrovna has already seen ten patients when she calls the eleventh: "Gavrila Gruzd!”
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