eleventh

[ih-lev-uh nth]
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adjective

next after the tenth; being the ordinal number for 11.
being one of 11 equal parts.

noun

an eleventh part, especially of one (1/11).
the eleventh member of a series.

Nearby words

  1. elevator pitch,
  2. elevator shoe,
  3. eleven,
  4. eleven-plus,
  5. elevenses,
  6. eleventh amendment,
  7. eleventh chord,
  8. eleventh cranial nerve,
  9. eleventh hour,
  10. elevon

Origin of eleventh

before 1000; Middle English enleventh, enlefte, Old English endlyfta (akin to Old Frisian andlofta, Old Saxon ellifto). See eleven, -th2

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British Dictionary definitions for eleventh

eleventh

adjective

(usually prenominal)
  1. coming after the tenth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of eleven: often written 11th
  2. (as pronoun)the eleventh in succession

noun

  1. one of 11 equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, measurement, etc
  2. (as modifier)an eleventh part
the fraction equal to one divided by 11 (1/11)
music
  1. an interval of one octave plus one fourth
  2. See eleventh chord
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Word Origin and History for eleventh

eleventh

adj.

late 14c., eleventhe, superseding earlier ellefte (c.1300), enlefte (early 13c.), from Old English endleofta; see eleven + -th (1).

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