eighteen

noun

eigh·​teen (ˈ)ā(t)-ˈtēn How to pronounce eighteen (audio)
: a number that is one more than seventeen see Table of Numbers
eighteen adjective
eighteen pronoun, plural in construction
eighteenth adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eighteen was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Eighteen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eighteen. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

eighteen

noun

eigh·​teen (ˌ)ā(t)-ˈtēn How to pronounce eighteen (audio)
: a number that is one more than seventeen see number
eighteen adjective or pronoun
eighteenth adjective or noun

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