eleven

noun elev·en \ i-ˈle-vən \

Definition of eleven

1 : a number that is one more than 10 — see Table of Numbers
2 : the 11th in a set or series
3 : something having 11 units or members; especially : a football team

eleven

adjective

eleven

pronoun, plural in construction

eleventh

play \i-ˈle-vən(t)th\ adjective or noun

Examples of eleven in a Sentence

  1. I got home last night at eleven.

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Origin and Etymology of eleven

Middle English enleven, from enleven, adjective, from Old English endleofan, from end- (alteration of ān one) + -leofan; akin to Old English lēon to lend — more at one, loan


ELEVEN Defined for English Language Learners

eleven

Definition of eleven for English Language Learners

  • : the number 11

  • : the eleventh in a set or series

  • : eleven o'clock


ELEVEN Defined for Kids

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eleven

noun elev·en \ i-ˈle-vən \

Definition of eleven for Students

1 : one more than ten : 11
2 : the eleventh in a set or series

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eleven

adjective

Definition of eleven for Students

: being one more than ten


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