• WordNet 3.6
    • adj thirteen being one more than twelve
    • n thirteen the cardinal number that is the sum of twelve and one
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Thirteen percent of the human population reside in deserts
    • Thirteen A symbol representing thirteen units, as 13 or xiii.
    • a Thirteen thẽr"tēn` One more than twelve; ten and three; as, thirteen ounces or pounds.
    • Thirteen The number greater by one than twelve; the sum of ten and three; thirteen units or objects.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
    • thirteen Being three more than ten; consisting of one more than twelve: a cardinal numeral.
    • n thirteen The number which consists of the sum of twelve and one, or of ten and three.
    • n thirteen A symbol representing thirteen units, as 13, XIII, or xiii.
    • n thirteen A silver shilling worth 13 pence, current in Ireland during the early part of the nineteenth century.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Someone gets divorced every ten to thirteen seconds
    • adj., n Thirteen thėr′tēn three and ten
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  • Graham Greene
    “Unhappiness in a child accumulates because he sees no end to the dark tunnel. The thirteen weeks of a term might just as well be thirteen years.”
  • Virginia Woolf
    “For what Harley Street specialist has time to understand the body, let alone the mind or both in combination, when he is a slave to thirteen thousand a year?”
  • Willie Brown
    Willie Brown
    “To win in this country these days you have got to campaign down to a thirteen year-old's level of mental development .”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. threttene, AS. þreótēne, þreótyne,. See Three, and Ten, and cf. Thirty
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. threótýnethreó, three, týn, ten.


In literature:

Among the thirty-nine Chancellors of England, sixteen had kinsmen of eminence; thirteen of them had kinsmen of great eminence.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
He died when Edwin was thirteen years old, and his widow, by opening a little store, managed to support the children.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
We could all tell that,' added Marjorie, a tall, handsome girl of thirteen.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
The Carondelet, a thirteen-gun ironclad, arrived in the morning of the 13th, and fired at the water-batteries at long-range.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
In all thirteen bills were passed, and the revenue had increased one thousand pounds.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
She died in 1886, thirteen years after the episode at Rieberich.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
In one of these goats the caecum was thirteen inches, and in the other no less than thirty-six inches in length!
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
I packed faster, better, than either of them for thirteen dollars.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
In 1607 he was made Professor of Divinity in Trinity College, which office he held for thirteen years.
"English Book Collectors" by William Younger Fletcher
Out of thirteen children, my mother could only remember the age of one.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
In the thirteen years Boone lived in Kentucky he continued to hunt and trap and explore.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
He was one of the thirteen who voted against it in the Senate.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
The whole party came forward to the table and stood close behind the thirteen men and examined them.
"The Old Tobacco Shop" by William Bowen
Thirdly, the militia system must be organized throughout the thirteen states on uniform principles.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
Thirteen of my former pupils are now missionaries in that land.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong
But on the way a stranger took up arms and joined them, and they were then able to form exactly thirteen smaller squares.
"The Canterbury Puzzles" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
Of the twenty-six, thirteen were identified.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
One leaped thirteen times, and another nineteen.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
Thirteen prisoners, including three officers, were captured in this area.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
Here they kept guard for thirteen days.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

In poetry:

Unveil his effigy between
The living and the dead to-day;
The fathers of the Old Thirteen
Shall witness bear as spirits may.
"One Of The Signers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The Princess was a pretty child,
Thirteen years old, or thereabout.
She was as joyous and as wild
As spring flowers when the sun is out.
"The Ballad Of A Barber" by Aubrey Vincent Beardsley
For, more than thirteen centuries ago,
Benedict fleeing from the gates of Rome,
A youth disgusted with its vice and woe,
Sought in these mountain solitudes a home.
"Monte Cassino. Terra Di Lavoro. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And if the verse flow free and fast,
Till even the poet is aghast,
A touching Valentine at last
The post shall carry,
When thirteen days are gone and past
Of February.
"A Valentine" by Lewis Carroll
Then hand to hand they fought the Russians heroically,
Which was a most inspiring sight to see;
Captain Burnaby with thirteen Guardsmen fighting manfully,
And they drove the Russians down the hillside right speedily.
"The Battle of Inkermann" by William Topaz McGonagall
Than WE was! So we growed up side by side fer thirteen year',
And every hour of it she growed to me more dear!--
W'y, even Father's dyin', as he did, I do believe
Warn't more affectin' to me than it was to see her grieve!
"Farmer Whipple--Bachelor" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Thirteen properties for sale, from Tribeca to Brooklyn Heights.
Thirteen artists and artisans specializing in traditional American arts will participate in A Gathering of American Craftsmen Show, Nov 10-11, at the New England Historical Connection, 300 Danbury Road.
Thirteen agencies get funds to promote health, wellness.
Thirteen people died and 145 were hurt when the Interstate 35W bridge collapsed in 2007.
"The last thirteen years of me being around the museum, I was fortunate enough to get to know Hank 's band members," Faust said.
Rated one of the top thirteen US haunts for 2006 by Hauntworld Magazine.
Thirteen Ways to Save on a Hawaiian Vacation.
LEOMINSTER, MA (BRAIN)—Northern California-based The Hive , known for its cranksets and hubs, has bought E.Thirteen, which was owned by suspension guru Dave Weagle.
Thirteen-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Shot On School Bus In Homestead .
Try these drink recipes from thirteen of our favorite Northern Michigan restaurants, specially designed to help you celebrate the snowy season.
Thirteen cars, trucks, and SUVs were involved in the chain.
For thirteen years, the Harvest Wine Festival has brought visitors from all over the region to Las Cruces, all to get a taste of New Mexico wine from more than 15 wineries.
Thirteen Wisconsin men face charges for their alleged involvement in a deer poaching ring.
Thirteen months later, Waltham House opened as the first group home of its kind in New England, and marked its tenth anniversary on October 7.
I located here thirteen years ago from a wet county.

In science:

The thirteen talks given in the hadronic physics session of this conference stimulated an extremely lively discussion between theorists and experimentalists.
Hadronic physics and QCD: status and future
Thirteen years after the work of Cremmer-Gervais, there is still no universal formula for M (x) for Uq (g) with rank(g) > 1.
An infinite product formula for $U_q(sl(2))$ dynamical coboundary element
For each of the thirteen stellar models, we construct two sequences, differing only in the treatment of the centrifugal force due to rotation.
Be-star rotation: how close to critical?
Bp(tot) of thirteen young, X-ray emitting, binary pulsars.
The magnetic field of pulsars and the gravito-magnetic theory
We detected thirteen H i sources in the field, including two galaxies not previously known to be members of the group, bringing the total number of confirmed galaxies in this group to 26.
A Wide-Field HI Study of the NGC 1566 Group
Figure 2. H i spectra of the thirteen galaxies detected in our NGC 1566 survey.
A Wide-Field HI Study of the NGC 1566 Group
Second generation DSS R-band images of the thirteen galaxies detected in the NGC 1566 group.
A Wide-Field HI Study of the NGC 1566 Group
Thirteen of the new MSPs are in binaries, of which two show eclipses and two have highly eccentric orbits.
Twenty-One Millisecond Pulsars in Terzan 5 Using the Green Bank Telescope
Plot of (a) the real and (b) the imaginary part of the dielectric constant calculated by averaging over fifteen 10 nm particles (blue) and thirteen 15 nm particles (red).
Measurement of the complex dielectric constant of a single gold nanoparticle
While solving thirteen Gross-Pitaevskii equations is certainly more time consuming task than solving one equation, it is still tremendously more advantageous than dealing with the exact quantum problem.
Supplementary Information to the paper ``Breakdown of the adiabatic limit in low dimensional gapless systems''
Moreover, all these tests probe curvatures that are smaller by thirteen or more orders of magnitude from those found near the surfaces of neutron stars and the horizons of stellar-mass black holes.
Probes and Tests of Strong-Field Gravity with Observations in the Electromagnetic Spectrum
An analysis of the f t values demonstrated that the vector coupling constant, GV , has the same value for all thirteen transitions to within ±0.013%, thus confirming a key part of the Conserved Vector Current (CVC) hypothesis; and it set an upper limit on a possible scalar current at 0.2% of the vector current.
Comparative tests of isospin-symmetry-breaking corrections to superallowed 0+-to-0+ nuclear beta decay
We have used Eq. (11) to derive δC values for the thirteen best known superallowed transitions.
Comparative tests of isospin-symmetry-breaking corrections to superallowed 0+-to-0+ nuclear beta decay
We calculated the values of δC from this equation for the thirteen best known superallowed transitions.
Comparative tests of isospin-symmetry-breaking corrections to superallowed 0+-to-0+ nuclear beta decay
We consider thirteen ma jor publication outlets in science, and perform systematic comparisons between the citations accumulated by commented and non commented articles.
In science "there is no bad publicity": Papers criticized in comments have high scientific impact