Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Next after the twelfth: an ordinal numeral.
  • Constituting any one of thirteen equal parts into which anything is divided.
  • noun One of thirteen equal parts into which anything is divided.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Next in order after the twelfth; the third after the tenth; -- the ordinal of thirteen.
  • adjective Constituting or being one of thirteen equal parts into which anything is divided.
  • noun The quotient of a unit divided by thirteen; one of thirteen equal parts into which anything is divided.
  • noun The next in order after the twelfth.
  • noun (Mus.) The interval comprising an octave and a sixth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective coming next after the twelfth in position
  • noun position 13 in a countable series of things

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Examples

  • “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.

    The Return

  • “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.

    The Return

  • “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.

    The Return

  • “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.

    The Return

  • Although the image can occasionally be found in thirteenth-century manuscript illumination, the topos did not gain widespread popularity until the fourteenth century.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • 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.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • 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.

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • There is no contradiction when these statements are understood within thirteenth-century medical discourse.

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • 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.

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • 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.

    Jackie Moore ,part 1

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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