Definition of eleventh in English:


ordinal number

  • 1Constituting number eleven in a sequence; 11th.

    ‘the eleventh century’
    ‘February the eleventh’
    • ‘In fact, it is probably true to say that women in the Middle Ages, especially after about the eleventh century and up to the fifteenth, enjoyed a level of relative freedom not equalled until the twentieth.’
    • ‘Des Murphy's goal in the eleventh minute was the score that mattered in the end.’
    • ‘It wasn't as if Martinez was unaccustomed to physical labor: She grew up in Fresno, the eleventh of twenty-two children of farmworker parents.’
    • ‘That said, the Federal Reserve has just cut US interest rates for the eleventh time this year.’
    • ‘French is the eleventh most widely spoken language in the world, English the third.’
    • ‘What's a bit more interesting is that after the first eviction in two weeks time an eleventh house member will be added as voted for by the great unwashed.’
    • ‘This will be the eleventh such gay event and, really, I don't know how I managed to miss the previous 10.’
    • ‘By the time Democrats went to the polls in Tennessee and Virginia to give Kerry his eleventh and twelfth wins of fourteen contests so far, they were voting for a man polls showed to be leading Bush.’
    • ‘The main attraction is the eleventh century Saint Sophia Cathedral, the city's oldest standing church, which contains some of the country's greatest mosaics and frescoes.’
    • ‘Apart from the customs service, the finance ministry also oversees the tax service, which is named as the eleventh most corrupt institution in TII's list.’
    • ‘Rathdowney / Errill shot their eleventh wide before two quick long range efforts from Liam Tynan had the large crowd in raptures ten minutes into the half.’
    • ‘Investors waited for the US Federal Reserve's interest rates call this evening, where it is expected to cut them for the eleventh time this year.’
    • ‘Having held Grange to 177-9, Prestwick looked in some trouble as they slumped to 18-2 in their eleventh over.’
    • ‘As a non-finisher in the event that determines grid placings, Griffiths should have left last for Finke, but was offered a start among the six bikes leaving the grid in the eleventh to sixteenth placings.’
    • ‘For Fred Eastham, age poses no barrier as it will be his eleventh marathon since 1984-and he will be joined in the race on April 13 by his 29-year-old son, John.’
    • ‘The execution is only the eleventh since reinstatement of the death penalty by California in 1992.’
    • ‘This one comes our way on the eleventh of October.’
    • ‘The appearance of a wage-earning class and the masculinization of the textile workforce during the eleventh century certainly constituted a crucial element in this transformation.’
    • ‘The eleventh will probably be Welshman Phillip Price, leaving Torrance having to decide between Jose Maria Olazabal and Jesper Parnevik for the twelfth, and remaining, place.’
    • ‘Lincoln cathedral is one of the most perfect Gothic cathedrals in Europe, dating back officially to the eleventh century and like as not a fair way before that.’
    1. 1.1Music An interval or chord spanning an octave and a fourth in the diatonic scale, or a note separated from another by this interval.
  • 2Each of eleven equal parts into which something is or may be divided.