e|lev|enth1 [ıˈlevənθ] adj
1.) coming after ten other things in a series
in the eleventh century
her eleventh birthday
2.) the eleventh hour
the last moment before something important happens
At the eleventh hour the government decided that something had to be done.
>eleventh pron
I'm planning to leave on the eleventh (=the 11th day of the month) .
eleventh 2
eleventh2 n
one of eleven equal parts of something

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  • Eleventh — E*lev enth, a. [Cf. AS. endlyfta. See {Eleven}.] 1. Next after the tenth; as, the eleventh chapter. [1913 Webster] 2. Constituting one of eleven parts into which a thing is divided; as, the eleventh part of a thing. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mus.) Of or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eleventh — ► ORDINAL NUMBER ▪ constituting number eleven in a sequence; 11th. ● the eleventh hour Cf. ↑the eleventh hour …   English terms dictionary

  • eleventh — [ē lev′ənth, ilev′ənth] adj. [ME elleventhe < OE endlyfta: see ELEVEN & TH2] 1. preceded by ten others in a series; 11th 2. designating any of the eleven equal parts of something n. 1. the one following the tenth …   English World dictionary

  • Eleventh — E*lev enth, n. 1. The quotient of a unit divided by eleven; one of eleven equal parts. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) The interval consisting of ten conjunct degrees; the interval made up of an octave and a fourth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eleventh — late 14c., eleventhe, superseding earlier ellefte (c.1300), enlefte (early 13c.), from O.E. endleofta; see ELEVEN (Cf. eleven) + TH (Cf. th) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Eleventh — In music or music theory an eleventh Audio|Perfect eleventh on C.mid|play is the note eleven scale degrees from the root of a chord and also the interval between the root and the eleventh.Since there are only seven degrees in a diatonic scale the …   Wikipedia

  • eleventh — e|lev|enth [ ı levnθ ] number 1. ) in the place or position counted as number 11: my eleventh birthday 2. ) one of 11 equal parts of something the eleventh hour the last possible moment that you can do something, especially prevent something bad… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • eleventh — /i lev euhnth/, adj. 1. next after the tenth; being the ordinal number for 11. 2. being one of 11 equal parts. n. 3. an eleventh part, esp. of one (1/11). 4. the eleventh member of a series. [bef. 1000; ME enleventh, enlefte, OE endlyfta (akin to …   Universalium

  • eleventh — [[t]ɪle̱v(ə)nθ[/t]] ♦♦ ORD The eleventh item in a series is the one that you count as number eleven. We were working on the eleventh floor …   English dictionary

  • eleventh — noun (C) 1 one of eleven equal parts of something 2 the eleventh hour the last moment before something important happens: War was averted at the eleventh hour …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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