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eleventh

[ih-lev-uh nth] /ɪˈlɛv ənθ/
adjective
1.
next after the tenth; being the ordinal number for 11.
2.
being one of 11 equal parts.
noun
3.
an eleventh part, especially of one (1/11).
4.
the eleventh member of a series.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English enleventh, enlefte, Old English endlyfta (akin to Old Frisian andlofta, Old Saxon ellifto). See eleven, -th2
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  • But no one knows whether these eleventh-hour efforts will succeed.
  • Scrutiny of the craft's images later led to the identification of an eleventh inner moon.
  • He's produced about ten television shows, so he's going for his eleventh on both counts.
  • There are ten books in all and an eleventh that fills in the gaps between books.
  • Any agreement that emerges from eleventh-hour negotiations may involve still further reductions.
  • Please read about the doings of the church in the eleventh to fourteenth century.
  • On the eleventh day, the rats were killed and examined.
  • We cannot afford to wait until the eleventh hour to reach an agreement.
  • In no way, has this been a hasty or negligent eleventh hour surprise.
  • The right kidney rests upon the twelfth rib, the left usually on the eleventh and twelfth.
British Dictionary definitions for eleventh

eleventh

/ɪˈlɛvə/
adjective
1.
(usually prenominal)
  1. coming after the tenth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of eleven: often written 11th
  2. (as pronoun): the eleventh in succession
noun
2.
  1. one of 11 equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, measurement, etc
  2. (as modifier): an eleventh part
3.
the fraction equal to one divided by 11 (1/11)
4.
(music)
  1. an interval of one octave plus one fourth
  2. See eleventh chord
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Word Origin and History for eleventh
adj.

late 14c., eleventhe, superseding earlier ellefte (c.1300), enlefte (early 13c.), from Old English endleofta; see eleven + -th (1).

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