What does eleven mean?

Definitions for eleven
ɪˈlɛv əneleven

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eleven, 11, XInoun

    the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and one

  2. football team, elevenadjective

    a team that plays football

  3. eleven, 11, xiadjective

    being one more than ten


  1. elevennoun

    A cricket team of eleven players.

  2. elevennoun

    A football team of eleven players.

  3. elevennoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ELEVENadjective

    Ten and one; one more than ten.

    Etymology: ændlefen, Saxon.

    Had I a dozen sons, each in my love alike, and none less dear than thine and my good Marcius, I had rather eleven die nobly for their country, than one voluptuously surfeit out of action. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elevenadjective

    ten and one added; as, eleven men

  2. Elevennoun

    the sum of ten and one; eleven units or objects

  3. Elevennoun

    a symbol representing eleven units, as 11 or xi

  4. Elevennoun

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

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    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. The Glasgow-born Coyle:

    Of course there are rules and intricacies - but there are rules in every league and when all is said and done it is eleven versus eleven, the game is the same game. If you come in with your eyes open and be respectful of what is going on then you get to understand it.

  2. Bill Bratton:

    Shh ... we don't want to jinx it, we're into our 12th day now, Charlie. Eleven is a record and let's keep it going.

  3. Hiroyuki Fukunaga:

    So if people can receive Uniqlo clothes at 7-Eleven stores, then it could help lift Seven & i's sales as well.

  4. The Center:

    Retailers could support their customers ’ health, rather than pushing the consumption of extra ? and often unwanted ? calories from candy, soda, and other junk food and sugary drinks, supermarkets and other stores that sell food, like Target, Walmart, and 7-Eleven, should adopt food and nutrition standards for checkout, selling only non-food and healthier food and beverage options there.

  5. Josh Putnam:

    Eleven candidates are not all viable, trying to assess the impact of the delegates relies on this matrix.

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