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Definition of "eighteenth" []

  • The ordinal number matching the number 18 in a series. (noun)
  • One of 18 equal parts. (noun)
  • Coming after the seventeenth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of eighteen: often written 18th (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as noun) (adjective)
  • One of 18 approximately equal parts of something (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The fraction that is equal to one divided by 18 (1⁄18) (noun)
  • The fraction that is equal to one divided by 18 (1⁄18) (noun)

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Use "eighteenth" in a sentence
  • "[28] "The slough of despond which we call the eighteenth century" ( "Hopes and Fears for Art," p. 211)."
  • "The first thing to do was to cultivate the foreign example; and with that what we call the eighteenth century began."
  • "If we are not deceived in that hope, if the art of to-day has really come alive out of the slough of despond which we call the eighteenth century, it will surely grow and gather strength and draw to it other forms of intellect and hope that now scarcely know it; and then, whatever changes it may go through, it will at the last be victorious, and bring abundant content to mankind."