Eighteen - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌeɪˈtiːn|  American pronunciation of the word eighteen
Brit.  |eɪˈtiːn|  British pronunciation of the word eighteen

noun

- the cardinal number that is the sum of seventeen and one (syn: 18, xviii)

adjective

- being one more than seventeen (syn: 18, xviii)

Examples

At least eighteen bullets were fired.

Jim was eighteen (=18 years old).

I'm planning to leave on the eighteenth (=the 18th day of the month).

The product of six and three is eighteen.

My dad was eighteen when he got drafted into the army.

It was the team's first win in eighteen months.

At eighteen, Victoria was crowned queen (=officially became ruler).

He went to sea when he was eighteen.

When I was eighteen, I decided that it was time I cleared out.

He was drafted (into the army) at eighteen.

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