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Meaning of ELEVEN

Pronunciation:  i'levun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a team that plays football
  2. [n]  the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and one
  3. [adj]  being one more than ten

ELEVEN is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: 11, 11, cardinal, football team, XI, xi
 See Also: backfield, center, end, field general, football league, fullback, guard, halfback, large integer, line backer, linebacker, linemen, quarterback, secondary, signal caller, squad, tackle, tailback, team, wingback



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \E*lev"en\ ([-e]*l[e^]v"'n), a. [OE. enleven, AS.
    endleofan, endlufon, for nleofan; akin to LG. eleve, ["o]lwe,
    ["o]lwen, D. elf, G. elf, eilf, OHG. einlif, Icel. ellifu,
    Sw. elfva, Dan. elleve, Goth. ainlif, cf. Lith. v["e]nolika;
    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}.]
    Ten and one added; as, eleven men.
  2. \E*lev"en\, n.
    1. The sum of ten and one; eleven units or objects.
    2. A symbol representing eleven units, as 11 or xi.
    3. (Cricket & American Football) 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.
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