Meaning of “thirteen” in the English Dictionary

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"thirteen" in British English

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uk /θɜːˈtiːn/ us /θɝːˈtiːn/

A1 the number 13:

Some people think that thirteen is an unlucky number.
There were twelve or thirteen people waiting at the bus stop.

More examples

  • thirteen, fourteen, fifteen
  • Three from sixteen is thirteen.

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

"thirteen" in American English

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us /ˌθɜrtˈtin/


The bus has thirteen seats for passengers.
a thirteen-story building

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