Meaning of “eleven” in the English Dictionary

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"eleven" in British English

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uk /ɪˈlev.ən/ us /əˈlev.ən/

A1 the number 11:

There are eleven girls in my class and ten boys.
My younger brother is eleven.

More examples

  • Sophie took her first steps when she was eleven months old.
  • I was so exhausted I slept for eleven solid hours.
  • She got her very own pony as a birthday present when she was eleven.
  • Two 11s are 22.
  • Think of a number between eleven and 20.

elevennoun [ C, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ɪˈlev.ən/ us /əˈlev.ən/

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

"eleven" in American English

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us /ɪˈlev·ən/


The child is eleven.
an eleven-story building

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