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[ey-teenth] /ˈeɪˈtinθ/
next after the seventeenth; being the ordinal number for 18.
being one of 18 equal parts.
an eighteenth part, especially of one (1/18).
the eighteenth member of a series.
Origin of eighteenth
before 900; Middle English eightenthe, eightethe, Old English eahtatēotha. See eighteen + -th2 Unabridged
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  • Such quarrels were very frequent, not only at this time, but right on through the eighteenth century.

    Carriages & Coaches Ralph Straus
  • The close of the eighteenth century shortened the one as much as the other.

  • So at the close of the eighteenth century it was apparent that another epoch in Cuban history was at hand.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 2 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • If you doubt it, read the literature of the eighteenth century.

    Audrey Craven May Sinclair
  • eighteenth row—double the piece of knitting, and knit the casting on row in with this one.

  • Titchfield Street was built about the end of the eighteenth century.

    Hampstead and Marylebone Geraldine Edith Mitton
  • The design of the alleys at Betz has remained almost the same as it was in the eighteenth century.

  • This journal is the best on the subject, written in the eighteenth century.

    Afloat on the Ohio Reuben Gold Thwaites
British Dictionary definitions for eighteenth


(usually prenominal)
  1. coming after the seventeenth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of eighteen: often written 18th
  2. (as noun): come on the eighteenth
  1. one of 18 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier): an eighteenth part
the fraction that is equal to one divided by 18 (1/18)
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Word Origin and History for eighteenth

mid-13c., egtetenþe, modified, by influence of eighteen, from Old English eahtateoða; from eight + teoða "tenth" (see -ty (1)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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