# thirteenth

thirteenth
The ordinal form of the number thirteen.
2. noun /ˌθɜːˈtiːnθ,ˌθɝˈtiːnθ/
a) The person or thing in the thirteenth position.
b) One of thirteen equal parts of a whole.

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• Thirteenth — Thir teenth (th[ e]r t[=e]nth ), a. [From {Thirteen}: cf. AS. [thorn]re[ o]te[ o][eth]a.] 1. Next in order after the twelfth; the third after the tenth; the ordinal of thirteen; as, the thirteenth day of the month. [1913 Webster] 2. Constituting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• thirteenth — [thʉr′tēnth′] adj. [ME thirtenth: see THIRTEEN & TH2] 1. preceded by twelve others in a series; 13th 2. designating any of the thirteen equal parts of something n. 1. the one following the twelfth 2. any of …   English World dictionary

• Thirteenth — Thir teenth , n. 1. The quotient of a unit divided by thirteen; one of thirteen equal parts into which anything is divided. [1913 Webster] 2. The next in order after the twelfth. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mus.) The interval comprising an octave and a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Thirteenth — Compound interval of a major thirteenth from F to D in the next octave up …   Wikipedia

• thirteenth — /therr teenth /, adj. 1. next after the twelfth; being the ordinal number for 13. 2. being one of 13 equal parts. n. 3. a thirteenth part, esp. of one (1/13). 4. the thirteenth member of a series. [bef. 900; THIRTEEN + TH2; r. ME thrittenthe (see …   Universalium

• thirteenth — /θɜˈtinθ/ (say ther teenth) adjective 1. next after the twelfth. 2. being one of thirteen equal parts. –noun 3. a thirteenth part, especially of one (¹⁄₁₃). 4. the thirteenth member of a series. {thirteen + th2} …

• thirteenth — thir|teenth [ ,θɜr tinθ ] number 1. ) in the place or position counted as number 13: the thirteenth century 2. ) one of 13 equal parts of something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

• thirteenth — [[t]θɜ͟ː(r)ti͟ːnθ[/t]] ♦♦ ORD The thirteenth item in a series is the one that you count as number thirteen …   English dictionary

• thirteenth — UK [ˌθɜː(r)ˈtiːnθ] / US [ˌθɜrˈtɪnθ] number 1) in the place or position counted as number 13 the thirteenth century 2) one of 13 equal parts of something …   English dictionary

• thirteenth — thirteen ► CARDINAL NUMBER ▪ one more than twelve; 13. (Roman numeral: xiii or XIII.) DERIVATIVES thirteenth ordinal number. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary