American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The ordinal number matching the number 13 in a series.
- n. One of 13 equal parts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Next after the twelfth: an ordinal numeral.
- Constituting any one of thirteen equal parts into which anything is divided.
- n. One of thirteen equal parts into which anything is divided.
- n. In early English law, a thirteenth part of the rents of the year, or of movables, or both, granted or levied by way of tax.
- n. In music, the interval, whether melodic or harmonic, between any tone and a tone one octave and six degrees distant from it; also, a tone distant by such an interval from a given tone; a compound sixth.
- adj. The ordinal form of number thirteen.
- n. The person or thing in the thirteenth position.
- n. One of thirteen equal parts of a whole.
- n. music The interval comprising an octave and a sixth.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Next in order after the twelfth; the third after the tenth; -- the ordinal of
- adj. Constituting or being one of thirteen equal parts into which anything is divided.
- n. The quotient of a unit divided by thirteen; one of thirteen equal parts into which anything is divided.
- n. The next in order after the twelfth.
- n. (Mus.) The interval comprising an octave and a sixth.
- adj. coming next after the twelfth in position
- n. position 13 in a countable series of things
““Chechen,” most experts agreed, was a term chosen by Russian colonists after the name of a local village that, ironically, bore the name of thirteenth century Mongol conqueror.”
“Although the image can occasionally be found in thirteenth-century manuscript illumination, the topos did not gain widespread popularity until the fourteenth century.”
“In his study of religious art in thirteenth-century France, Emile Mâle's discussion of Marian iconography includes this observation, "their presentation of the Virgin, a woman old before her time, who weeps over the bleeding face of her Son, became even more purely human, but the figure of the 'Mater dolorosa" which inspired so many masterpieces in the fifteenth century does not belong to the period of our study.”
“She held the title a thirteenth and fourteenth time in 1996 before losing her final USWA Women's Championship to Tasha Simone on November 4, 1996.”
“The playfulness of children took on a further dark connotation in thirteenth-century tales, as it was identified by writers as a means by which Jews could capture Christian children.”
“There is no contradiction when these statements are understood within thirteenth-century medical discourse.”
“Processional songs played a very important role in thirteenth-century popular piety; here they have become the bait by which the children have been caught.”
“As I read this over, to send it to the printer, I recollect that, in one of the nicest sets of girls I ever knew, they called the thirteenth chapter of the First Epistle to the Corinthians the "society chapter.”
“3There are no exact figures for literacy rates in thirteenth - and fourteenth-century Europe.”
“As will be observed from Fig. 5, the ribs are numbered in the opposite direction from the way in which they are ordinarily counted; that is, the first rib in a cut of beef is the one farthest from the head and the thirteenth is the one just back of the neck.”
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