Definition of eleventh in English:


ordinal number

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

    ‘the eleventh century’
    ‘February the eleventh’
    ‘the eleventh fairway of a tiny golf course’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Des Murphy's goal in the eleventh minute was the score that mattered in the end.’
    • ‘This will be the eleventh such gay event and, really, I don't know how I managed to miss the previous 10.’
    • ‘This one comes our way on the eleventh of October.’
    • ‘The execution is only the eleventh since reinstatement of the death penalty by California in 1992.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘That said, the Federal Reserve has just cut US interest rates for the eleventh time this year.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘French is the eleventh most widely spoken language in the world, English the third.’
    • ‘Having held Grange to 177-9, Prestwick looked in some trouble as they slumped to 18-2 in their eleventh over.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1Each of eleven equal parts into which something is or may be divided.
    2. 1.2The eleventh grade of a school.
    3. 1.3Music An interval or chord spanning an octave plus a fourth in the diatonic scale, or a note separated from another by this interval.