noun Etymology: Middle English eightetene, adjective, from Old English eahtatīene, from eahta + -tīene; akin to Old English tīen ten Date: before 12th century — see number table • eighteen adjectiveeighteen pronoun, plural in constructioneighteenth adjective or noun

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  • Eighteen — Eight een , n. 1. The number greater by a unit than seventeen; eighteen units or objects. [1913 Webster] 2. A symbol denoting eighteen units, as 18 or xviii. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eighteen — Single par Superbus Sortie 1er Mars 2007 (digital) Durée 3:02 Genre Pop rock Format Single Parolier …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Eighteen — Eight een ([=a] t[=e]n ), a. [AS. eahtat[=y]ne, eahtat[=e]ne. See {Eight}, and {Ten}, and cf. {Eighty}.] Eight and ten; as, eighteen pounds. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eighteen — late 14c., eightene, earlier ahtene (c.1200), from O.E. eahtatene, eahtatyne; see EIGHT (Cf. eight) + TEEN (Cf. teen). Cf. O.S. ahtotian, Du. achttien, O.H.G. ahtozehan, Ger. achtzehn, O.N. attjan, Swed …   Etymology dictionary

  • eighteen — ► CARDINAL NUMBER ▪ one more than seventeen; 18. (Roman numeral: xviii or XVIII.) DERIVATIVES eighteenth ordinal number …   English terms dictionary

  • eighteen — [ā′tēn′] adj. [ME eightetene < OE eahtatiene: see EIGHT & TEEN1] totaling eight more than ten n. the cardinal number between seventeen and nineteen; 18; XVIII …   English World dictionary

  • eighteen — /eɪˈtin / (say ay teen) noun 1. a cardinal number, ten plus eight. 2. a symbol for this number, as 18 or XVIII. 3. a team in Australian Rules football: the Carlton eighteen. 4. a large keg of beer (a kilderkin), formerly approx. 18 gallons, now… …   Australian English dictionary

  • eighteen — n. & adj. n. 1 one more than seventeen, or eight more than ten; the product of two units and nine units. 2 a symbol for this (18, xviii, XVIII). 3 a size etc. denoted by eighteen. 4 a set or team of eighteen individuals. 5 (18) Brit. (of films)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eighteen — Recorded in many surname spellings including Ayton, Eaton, Eton, Eyton, Iton, Iteen and apparently the extraordinary Eighteen, this interesting name is usually of Olde English and Anglo Saxon pre 7th century origins. It is a locational surname… …   Surnames reference

  • eighteen — eigh|teen [ˌeıˈti:n] number [: Old English; Origin: eahtatiene, from eahta eight + tien ten ] the number 18 ▪ At least eighteen bullets were fired. ▪ Jim was eighteen (=18 years old) . >eighteenth adj pron ▪ in the eighteenth century ▪ her… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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