What does eleven mean?

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ɪˈlɛv əneleven

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eleven, 11, XI(noun)

    the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and one

  2. football team, eleven(adj)

    a team that plays football

  3. eleven, 11, xi(adj)

    being one more than ten


  1. eleven(Noun)

    A cricket team of eleven players.

  2. eleven(Noun)

    A football team of eleven players.

  3. eleven(Noun)

    Used instead of ! to amplify an exclamation, imitating n00bs who forget to press the shift key while typing exclamation points.

  4. Origin: endleofan; from Common *ainlif-, a compound of *ainaz and *lif-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eleven(adj)

    ten and one added; as, eleven men

  2. Eleven(noun)

    the sum of ten and one; eleven units or objects

  3. Eleven(noun)

    a symbol representing eleven units, as 11 or xi

  4. Eleven(noun)

    the eleven men selected to play on one side in a match, as the representatives of a club or a locality; as, the all-England eleven

  5. Origin: [OE. enleven, AS. endleofan, endlufon, for nleofan; akin to LG. eleve, lwe, lwen, D. elf, G. elf, eilf, OHG. einlif, Icel. ellifu, Sw. elfva, Dan. elleve, Goth. ainlif, cf. Lith. vnolika; and fr. the root of E. one + (prob.) a root signifying to be left over, remain, appearing in E. loan, or perh. in leave, v. t., life. See One, and cf. Twelve.]


  1. Eleven

    Eleven was a hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1990 by Alain Johannes, Natasha Shneider, and Jack Irons.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eleven

    e-lev′n, n. the cardinal number next above ten: the figure (11 or xi.) denoting eleven: a team of eleven cricketers.—adj. noting the number eleven.—adj. and n. Elev′enth, the ordinal number corresponding to eleven.—Eleventh hour, the very last moment, referring to Matt. xx. 6, 9. [A.S. endleofon; cf. Goth. ainlif.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'eleven' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4056

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'eleven' in Written Corpus Frequency: #562

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eleven in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eleven in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of eleven in a Sentence

  1. Colley Cibber:

    Possession is eleven points in the law.

  2. Vance Havner:

    Too many church services start at eleven sharp and end at twelve dull.

  3. Naftali Bennett:

    Eleven souls. Eleven innocent lives brutally cut short. We stand here in your memories.

  4. Bernard Mannes Baruch:

    I was eleven, then I was sixteen. Though no honors came my way, those were the lovely years.

  5. Jack Ma:

    So we hope that for Double Eleven in the future the country will give everyone a half-day off.

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