eleventh

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj eleventh coming next after the tenth and just before the twelfth in position
    • n eleventh position 11 in a countable series of things
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Eleventh Constituting one of eleven parts into which a thing is divided; as, the eleventh part of a thing.
    • Eleventh Next after the tenth; as, the eleventh chapter.
    • Eleventh (Mus) Of or pertaining to the interval of the octave and the fourth.
    • Eleventh (Mus) The interval consisting of ten conjunct degrees; the interval made up of an octave and a fourth.
    • Eleventh The quotient of a unit divided by eleven; one of eleven equal parts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • eleventh Next in order after the tenth: an ordinal number.
    • eleventh Constituting one of eleven equal parts into which anything is divided: as, the eleventh part of fifty-five is five.
    • n eleventh One of eleven equal parts; the quotient of unity divided by eleven: as, five elevenths of fifty-five are twenty-five.
    • n eleventh In early English law, an eleventh part of the rents of the year, or of movables, or both, granted or levied by way of tax.
    • n eleventh In music: The interval between any tone and a tone on the eleventh diatonic degree above or below it; a compound fourth, or an octave and a fourth.
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Idioms

Eleventh hour - If something happens at the eleventh hour, it happens right at the last minute.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. AS. endlyfta,. See Eleven

Usage

In literature:

By the end of the eleventh century English cloth manufacturing had begun to revive.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
Popular fanaticism commenced persecution against them in the eleventh century.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The eleventh let it be.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
But it was as ruthless as that of the ocean, and on July eleventh the country was declared in danger.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
The order did not reach the Eleventh Illinois.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
The Turks of the eleventh century were more ferocious and less scrupulous than the Saracens of the tenth.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
The Mortemer of the eleventh century was a town; the Mortemer of the nineteenth century is a very small and scattered village.
"Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine" by Edward A. Freeman
Eleventh Edition, with Maps and Illustrations.
"Elements of Agricultural Chemistry" by Thomas Anderson
In the eleventh century, when musical notation came into being, a monochord was used to teach singing.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
On the eleventh day he brought Silenus back, and restored him in safety to his pupil.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
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In poetry:

The eleventh bound the dragon
Which crept among the grass;
And all he wish’d to happen
Was sure to come to pass:
"The Heroes Of Dovrefeld (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
He loved each corner of the links-
The stream at the eleventh,
The grey-green bents, the pale sea-pinks,
The prospect from the seventh;
"The Hon. Sec." by Sir John Betjeman
There shines upon the eleventh shield
A dragon that looks so dire;
Is carried by Orm, the youthful swain;
He trembles at no man’s ire.
"The Tournament (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
The hundred and eleventh head
The priest completed of his stricture;
"Oh, bosh!" the worthy Bishop said,
And walked him off as in the picture.
"Sir Macklin" by William Schwenck Gilbert
COME now--to the gates of that palace advance,
Built by Louis Eleventh, "the Nero of France;"
And tell how he suffered the pangs of remorse,
Ere death put an end to his profligate course.
"Enigma XXlV." by Elizabeth Hitchener
The dark eleventh hour
Draws on and sees us sold To every evil power
We fought against of old -
Rebellion, rapine, hate, Oppression, wrong and greed
Are loosed to rule our fate
By England's art and deed.
"Ulster 1912" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

An eleventh hour agreement brokered by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan may have averted a US military strike against Iraq.
Facebook is only seven years old, but in that time the social networking site has 600 million users, or has connected one-eleventh of the world.
Funeral service 2 pm Saturday at Eleventh Avenue Church.
A woman cries on engravings of names on the 9/11 memorial during ceremonies for the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan at the World Trade Center site September 11, 2012 in New York City.
Epstein Becker & Green has been added to the eleventh paragraph of this story.
Eleventh Ave See Map Subway Directions work 212–260–4700 Send to Phone.
Planned Parenthood, feeling that it had been wrongly convicted, appealed the ruling and received an eleventh-hour reprieve.
Boise Weekly's Eleventh Annual Coldest Beer.
Emergency services personnel from around Lexington and Richland Counties will participate in the eleventh annual Jeff Chavis Boot Drive this weekend.
"Workin It" from Del the Funky Homosapien's Eleventh Hour (Definitive Jux).
Well, I loved that low calorie cocktail so much I'm bringing Joe's handy work back for the eleventh day of Christmas.
The story is the eleventh book in the "Goosebumps" series.
Eleventh Ave See Map Subway Directions 212-315-9400 Send to Phone.
Most Holy Rosary commemorates eleventh anniversary of Sept 11.
After breaking a new vote count record for American Idol , Phillip Phillips has won the eleventh season of American Idol .
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In science:

Mat´uˇs, Ascending and descending conditional independence relations, in Proceedings of the Eleventh Prague Conference on Inform.
Convex Rank Tests and Semigraphoids
H(3) = dB(2) . (This is necessary to preserve invariance under supersymmetry variations.) The integration over the compact eleventh coordinate is performed with the radius of the circle11 set to R = gs (cid:96)s .
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
In this sense, one sometimes speaks fo the eleventh dimension “opening up” in the limit of strong (non-perturbative) coupling gs (cid:29) 1.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
When type IIA theory is taken to the strong coupling limit, it “grows” an eleventh dimension (see above), leading to the low-energy supergravity limit of M-theory.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
In Proceedings of the Sixteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence a nd the Eleventh Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference (AAAI-99) , pp. 648–653, Menlo Park, CA.
A New General Method to Generate Random Modal Formulae for Testing Decision Procedures
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