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.

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

noun

Definition of eleven for English Language Learners

  • : the number 11

  • : the eleventh in a set or series

  • : eleven o'clock


ELEVEN Defined for Kids

1

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

2

eleven

adjective

Definition of eleven for Students

:being one more than ten


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up eleven? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to praise usually to excess

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!