thirteenth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj thirteenth coming next after the twelfth in position
    • n thirteenth position 13 in a countable series of things
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Thirteenth Constituting or being one of thirteen equal parts into which anything is divided.
    • Thirteenth Next in order after the twelfth; the third after the tenth; -- the ordinal of thirteen; as, the thirteenth day of the month.
    • Thirteenth (Mus) The interval comprising an octave and a sixth.
    • Thirteenth The next in order after the twelfth.
    • Thirteenth The quotient of a unit divided by thirteen; one of thirteen equal parts into which anything is divided.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • thirteenth Next after the twelfth: an ordinal numeral.
    • thirteenth Constituting any one of thirteen equal parts into which anything is divided.
    • n thirteenth One of thirteen equal parts into which anything is divided.
    • n thirteenth In early English law, a thirteenth part of the rents of the year, or of movables, or both, granted or levied by way of tax.
    • n thirteenth In music, the interval, whether melodic or harmonic, between any tone and a tone one octave and six degrees distant from it; also, a tone distant by such an interval from a given tone; a compound sixth.
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Quotations

  • American Proverb
    American Proverb
    “It is bad luck to fall out of a thirteenth story window on Friday.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Thirteen: cf. AS. þreóteóða,

Usage

In literature:

There was once a father who had thirteen sons, the youngest of whom was named Thirteenth.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
It was February thirteenth when he rejoined his regiment.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Mann's four-gun battery, Ross' Second Michigan, and Myer's Thirteenth Ohio batteries, were attached to Hurlbut's division.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
The Legislature has met and ratified the Thirteenth Amendment.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
Gervase of Tilbury wrote near the beginning of the thirteenth century.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
CELEBRATED TRAVELLERS BETWEEN THE TENTH AND THIRTEENTH CENTURIES.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Little more than a hundred years later, at the beginning of the thirteenth century, Innocent III.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11" by Various
About the beginning of the thirteenth century there dawned upon the northern nations a new era in literature.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students" by Clara Erskine Clement
The Thirteenth was afterwards ordered to Manila.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
We sighted land on the thirteenth day, and it was a welcome view.
"In the Flash Ranging Service" by Edward Alva Trueblood
The whole of these reliefs are twelfth-century work, with the exception of the Presentation, which is thirteenth century.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
The church is of the thirteenth century, restored in 1890; of course there had been earlier restoration, for the tower is Perpendicular.
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
The blocks evidently date many years earlier than the thirteenth edition here referred to, which is about 1790.
"Children's Books and Their Illustrators" by Gleeson White
It was not till thirteenth-century England that a way out was found.
"Progress and History" by Various
It needs, however, but a very slight knowledge of the conditions of life in the thirteenth century to understand the position.
"Dante: His Times and His Work" by Arthur John Butler
The next will be the thirteenth.
"The Double Four" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
It is, I doubt not, a work of the beginning of the thirteenth century.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)" by John Ruskin
Simplicity of life in thirteenth century, ii.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
Nothing happened till the thirteenth.
"Burgoyne's Invasion of 1777" by Samuel Adams Drake
The earliest manner which comes within our field of examination is that of the thirteenth century.
"Modern Painters, Volume IV (of V)" by John Ruskin
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In poetry:

The thirteenth generation,—
Unlucky number this!—
My grandma loved a Pirate,
And all my faults are his!
"The Cross-Current" by Abbie Farwell Brown
Though none have found his treasure,
And none his part would take,—
I bless that thirteenth lady
Who chose him for my sake!
"The Cross-Current" by Abbie Farwell Brown
There stands upon the thirteenth shield
A sprig of the mournful yew;
That’s borne by Harrald Griskeson;
And he’s a comrade true.
"The Tournament (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
A Scottish schooner made the port,
The thirteenth day at e’en;
“As I am a man,” the captain cried,
“A strange sight I have seen:
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow
A dozen girls’ chemises,
that’s love,
innocent girls’ games on a sunlit lawn,
the thirteenth, a man’s shirt,
that’s marriage,
ending in adultery and a pistol shot.
"Dance of Girls' Chemesis" by Jaroslav Seifert

In news:

Thirteenth ZigBee Compliant Platform Enters Market Aug 2, 2006 Printable format Email this Article Search.
REVIEWS A Perfect Circle, ' Thirteenth Step.
A Perfect Circle's Thirteenth Step is not one of those records.
Proceedings of the Thirteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
Her death is the thirteenth homicide of 2012 for Colorado Springs.
The oak is much more prominent in the 9% ABV Thirteenth Hour ale .
A New Hampshire Yankee, George ( Birdie ) Tebbetts of the Boston Red Sox has been voted by the fans the most popular catcher in the American League, and this is his thirteenth year of major league baseball.
Obama has his fiscal cliff as Lincoln had his Thirteenth Amendment.
Capital One is the thirteenth biggest bank in the country, with $200 billion in assets.
Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company, based in Lander, enters its thirteenth Summer Season bringing great classical theater with an entertaining Wyoming twist to Wyoming audiences.
Harvest Wine Festival celebrates thirteenth year.
It seems to have worked, as the Finnish rider managed to qualify thirteenth.
It seems to have worked, as the Finnish rider managed to qualify thirteenth 2010 World Cup Mountain Bike.
Join Maggie Meadows from 9pm-11pm at The Thirteenth Realm .
Photos from the thirteenth week in the NFL 2012 season.
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In science:

Hasinger G., 2003, in ”The emergence of cosmic structure”: Thirteenth Astrophysics Conference.
Complete Multiwavelength Characterization of Faint Chandra X-ray Sources Seen in the Spitzer Wide-Area IR Extragalactic (SWIRE) Survey
In ICDE ’97: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Data Engineering.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
Table 13: The best fit parameters of all free parameters (top twelve parameters) and derived parameters (from the thirteenth parameter down), for the ΛCDM and all considered curvature profiles when simultaneously fitting CMB + BAO + SN + HST.
Testing the Void against Cosmological data: fitting CMB, BAO, SN and H0
It is also a part of the famous Archimedes palimpsest, transcribed in the tenth century, overwritten in the thirteenth century and discovered in 1906 by Heiberg.
Archimedes' calculations of square roots
In Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Machine Learning, pp.  -, Morgan Kaufmann.
Issues in Stacked Generalization
In Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Arti ficial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, and Applications (AIMSA’08), D.
Complex Optimization in Answer Set Programming
In Papers from the Thirteenth Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society, Chicago. B Webber [1979] A Formal Approach to Discourse Anaphora.
Generating One-Anaphoric Expressions: Where Does the Decision Lie?
The spherical cosine equations themselves are usually ascribed to Albategnius, and the first explicit appearance of the dual cosine equations is ascribed to Vieta, even though spherical polarity was clear to al-T. ¯us¯ı in the thirteenth century.
Trigonometry of spacetimes: a new self-dual approach to a curvature/signature (in)dependent trigonometry
Langley, P. (1993) Average-case analysis of a nearest neighbor algorithm, Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence , Chambéry, France, in press.
Theoretical Analyses of Cross-Validation Error and Voting in Instance-Based Learning
Brodsky in Proceedings of the Thirteenth Int’l Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics, edited by W.
Color Transparency
Saitta(ed.), Machine LtUJrning: Pro­ ceedings of the Thirteenth International Confer­ ence, Morgan Kaufmann.
Fast Value Iteration for Goal-Directed Markov Decision Processes
In Proceedings Thirteenth International Joint Conference on Arti(cid:12)cial Intel ligence, pp. {.
Improved Use of Continuous Attributes in C4.5
Brodsky, in Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics, edited by W.
Physics observables for color transparency
Schapire, in Machine Learning: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference, edited by L.
Evidence for production of single top quarks
Published in AIP Conference Proceedings 275, Thirteenth International Conference on Atomic Physics, Munich, Germany 1992; Editors: H.
A Wave Function approach to dissipative processes
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