Meaning of “eighteen” in the English Dictionary

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"eighteen" in British English

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uk /ˌeɪˈtiːn/ us /ˌeɪˈtiːn/

A1 the number 18:

You are allowed to vote at eighteen (= when you are 18 years old)
The table was set for eighteen people.

More examples

  • He was drafted into the army at eighteen.
  • War was declared at eighteen hundred/18.00 hours .
  • The product of six and three is eighteen.
  • The couple eventually wed after an eighteen year engagement.
  • Our house is number 18 - the one with the tree in the front garden.

(Definition of “eighteen” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eighteen" in American English

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us /eɪtˈtin/


There are eighteen glasses in the cabinet.
an eighteen-hole golf course

(Definition of “eighteen” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)