eighteen

noun eigh·teen \ (ˈ)ā(t)-ˈtēn \

Definition of eighteen

:a number that is one more than seventeen — see Table of Numbers

eighteen

adjective

eighteen

pronoun, plural in construction

eighteenth

play \(ˈ)ā(t)-ˈtēn(t)th\ adjective or noun

Origin and Etymology of eighteen

Middle English eightetene, adjective, from Old English eahtatīene, from eahta + -tīene; akin to Old English tīen ten


EIGHTEEN Defined for English Language Learners

eighteen

noun

Definition of eighteen for English Language Learners

  • : the number 18


EIGHTEEN Defined for Kids

1

eighteen

noun eigh·teen \ ā-ˈtēn , ˈāt-ˌtēn \

Definition of eighteen for Students

:one more than 17 :three times six :18

2

eighteen

adjective

Definition of eighteen for Students

:being one more than 17


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