Definition of Eighteenth

1. Noun. Position 18 in a countable series of things.

Generic synonyms: Rank

2. Adjective. Coming next after the seventeenth in position.
Exact synonyms: 18th
Similar to: Ordinal

Definition of Eighteenth

1. a. Next in order after the seventeenth.

2. n. The quotient of a unit divided by eighteen; one of eighteen equal parts or divisions.

Definition of Eighteenth

1. Adjective. The ordinal form of the number eighteen. ¹

2. Noun. The person or thing in the eighteenth position. ¹

3. Noun. One of eighteen equal parts of a whole. ¹

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Definition of Eighteenth

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Medical Definition of Eighteenth

1. 1. Next in order after the seventeenth. 2. Consisting of one of eighteen equal parts or divisions of a thing. Origin: From Eighteen. 1. The quotient of a unit divided by eighteen; one of eighteen equal parts or divisions. 2. The eighth after the tenth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Eighteenth

eighteen hundred
eighteen hundreds
eighteenth (current term)
eighter from Decatur
eightfold way
eighth cranial nerve
eighth grade
eighth grades
eighth nerve
eighth nerve tumour
eighth note

Literary usage of Eighteenth

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Short History of English Literature by George Saintsbury (1898)
"CHAPTER V eighteenth-CENTURY DRAMA The conundrum of the drama — Fading of eighteenth-century tragedy — Minor comic writers: the domestic play—Goldsmith ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Several of these chapels were open to the public in the latter part of the seventeenth and throughout the eighteenth centuries. Bishop Petre pointed out to ..."

3. Revolutionary Europe, 1789-1815 by Henry Morse Stephens (1900)
"The conception that government exists for the promotion of the security and prosperity of the governed was fully grasped in the eighteenth century. ..."

4. Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will by William Shakespeare, Henry Norman Hudson (1911)
"It was left for a nineteenth century editor to try to change Twelfth Night into a comic opera.2 THE eighteenth CENTURY During the eighteenth century there ..."

5. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"With the opening of the eighteenth century the period of religious wars had ended ... Such are the characteristic notes of Swiss history in the eighteenth ..."

6. European Theories of the Drama: An Anthology of Dramatic Theory and by Barrett Harper Clark (1918)
"... OF THE eighteenth CENTURY It is not surprising to find in eighteenth ... the various literary and dramatic questions of the early eighteenth century. ..."

7. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"THE eighteenth CENTURY FROM REVIEW OF <WOMAN IN THE eighteenth CENTURY,' BY THE GONCOURTS I COULD have wished this book of the brothers Goncourt a little ..."

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