- thirst trap,
- thirteen colonies,
- thirteen-lined ground squirrel,
- thirteenth amendment,
- thirteenth chord
Origin of thirteen
Examples from the Web for thirteen
She began her career as a model at the age of thirteen, modeling for Dolce & Gabbana and Dior.‘Spectre’ Casts 50-Year-Old Bond Girl For 007 to Do Sex To|Amy Zimmerman|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At thirteen years old, de Forest speaks with the confidence and the knowledge of someone much older.
Last year, I went to India with my daughter who was thirteen at the time to meet some artisans.
For him to get killed in action thirteen years after the war began.
Thirteen years after 9/11, the World Trade Center is undergoing a massive transformation.
If I had kept thirteen pence out of his fare, the odd penny would have been usury.On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2)|John Ruskin
You were a girl of twelve or thirteen, going to school, and I never saw much of you.The Captain's Toll-Gate|Frank R. Stockton
She hove to, and the next moment her guns thundered thirteen times.The Story of John Paul Jones|Chelsea Curtis Fraser
The Aztecs, in fact, believed in thirteen dii majores and over 200 dii minores.The Story of Extinct Civilizations of the West|Robert E. Anderson
And we know that in Egypt as many as thirteen or fourteen different kinds were common.
- amounting to thirteenthirteen buses
- (as pronoun)thirteen of them fell
Word Origin for thirteen
Not an unlucky number in medieval England, but associated rather with the customary "extra item" (e.g. baker's dozen). Superstitions began with association with the Last Supper, and the unluckiness of 13 sitting down together to dine (attested from 1690s). Most of the modern superstitions (buildings with floor "12-A," etc.) have developed since 1890.