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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The ordinal number matching the number 13 in a series.
  • n. One of 13 equal parts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. The ordinal form of the number thirteen.
  • n. The person or thing in the thirteenth position.
  • n. One of thirteen equal parts of a whole.
  • n. The interval comprising an octave and a sixth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Next in order after the twelfth; the third after the tenth; -- the ordinal of thirteen.
  • 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. The interval comprising an octave and a sixth.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. coming next after the twelfth in position
  • n. position 13 in a countable series of things

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  • In Italian, tredicesima ("13th", feminine) is the year-end bonus (short for "the 13th stipend of the year").

    December 3, 2008