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Eleven appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Eleven benevolent elephants
  • Elizabeth has eleven elves in her elm tree.

Eleven appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Man, Eve let an irate tar in at eleven A.M.
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The word eleven is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun eleven

What does eleven mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: elevens

  1. the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and one
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonyms of eleven: 11 / XI
    • more generic term: large integer = an integer equal to or greater than ten
  2. a team that plays football
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of eleven: football team
    • more generic words: squad / team = a cooperative unit
    • member of: football league = a league of football teams
    • members:
      • line backer / linebacker = the position of a defensive football player who plays close behind the line of scrimmage
      • field general / signal caller / quarterback = the position of the football player in the backfield who directs the offensive play of his team
      • fullback = an offensive position in the backfield
      • halfback = an offensive back usually positioned behind the quarterback and to the side of the fullback
      • tailback = the position of the offensive back on a football team who lines up farthest from the line of scrimmage
      • wingback = the position of the offensive back who lines up behind or outside the end
      • center = the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play
      • guard = a position on the line of scrimmage
      • tackle = a position on the line of scrimmage
      • end = a position on the line of scrimmage
      • backfield = the offensive football players who line up behind the linemen
      • secondary = the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen
      • linemen = the football players who line up on the line of scrimmage

Alternative definition of the noun eleven


  1. [cricket] A cricket team of eleven players.
  2. [football] A football team of eleven players.
  3. [Internet, slang, sarcastic] Used instead of ! to amplify an exclamation, imitating n00bs who forget to press the shift key while typing exclamation points.

Specialised definition of the noun eleven

Glossary of sports

a team of 11 players, e.g. a football team or cricket team (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the adjective eleven

What does eleven mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. being one more than ten

Other definitions of eleven

What does eleven also mean?


  1. The cardinal number occurring after ten and before twelve. Represented as 11 in Arabic digits.


  1. Eleven is a Venue, Building in West Hollywood.
    • also known as Eleven Restaurant and Nightclub, Eleven Nightclub
  2. Eleven is a Venue in San Diego.

There are other places with in their name, like Eleven Madison Park.


Eleven was a hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1990 by Alain Johannes, Natasha Shneider, and Jack Irons.


  1. "ELEVEN" is the eleventh album by Japanese hard rock band B'z, released on December 6, 2000. The catalogue code for this album is BMCR-7046. The album sold only 756,910 copies in its first week, becoming the first full-length studio album not to break the million mark in its first week since Risky. However, the album managed to sell over 1,132,180 copies.
  2. "Eleven": Pure Dixieland is a mostly instrumental album of traditional New Orleans classics, from an ensemble of New Orleans jazz masters, including a young Harry Connick Jr at the age of eleven.
  3. "Eleven" is the eleventh studio album by Martina McBride, released through the record label Republic Nashville on October 11, 2011. The title of the album was inspired by the fact that it is McBride's eleventh album, it has eleven tracks and its release date. A deluxe edition of the album was also made available exclusively at Target stores. It featured slightly different cover art, with a blue fade at the bottom instead of white, and included four bonus tracks, as well as music videos for "Teenage Daughters" and "I'm Gonna Love You Through It". As of March 2012 the album has sold over 150,000 copies in the US. On July 3, 2012 the four Deluxe Bonus Tracks were released on iTunes as individual singles.
    • genre: Country
    • released on
  4. "Eleven" a.k.a. "+Eleven": Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics is a 1959 jazz big band album by saxophonist Art Pepper performing under the direction and arrangements of Marty Paich. The recording is one of several dates Pepper made with Paich and his big band in 1959 and is the only one with Pepper as leader. The recording focuses on big band arrangements of modern jazz classics by Marty Paich, including Denzil Best's "Move," Thelonious Monk's "’Round Midnight," Gerry Mulligan's "Walkin' Shoes". Highlights of the recording are Pepper's clarinet performances on "Anthropology" and the alternate takes of "Walkin'.
    • also known as Art Pepper + Eleven, Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics
    • genre: Jazz
    • released in (56 years ago)
  5. "Eleven" is a musical album of Tankcsapda.
    • released on (19 years ago)
  6. "Eleven" is a music album by the Finnish band 22-Pistepirkko. It was released in 1998.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  7. "Eleven" is a musical album of Reamonn.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  8. "Eleven" is Sugarcult's debut album. It was released as a demo in 1997 and then re-released in 1999.
    • genre: Power pop
    • released in (16 years ago)
  9. "Eleven" is a musical album of Incognito.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  10. "Eleven" a.k.a. "11" is a composition, cataloged instance.
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  11. "eLeVeN" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  12. "Eleven" is a musical album of Sonic Animation.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  13. "Eleven" is a musical album of L'Orchestre Noir.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  14. "Eleven" is a musical album of DJ DMD.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  15. "Eleven" is a musical album of E-Life.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  16. "Eleven" is a musical album of Michael Tolcher.
    • released on
  17. "Eleven" is a musical album of The Knux.
    • released on
  18. "Eleven" is a musical album of Wagon Cookin'.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  19. "Eleven" is a musical album of Eleven.
    • released on (21 years ago)
  20. "Eleven" is a musical album of Quique Neira.
    • released in (12 years ago)


  1. "Eleven" is a 2006 novel by David Llewellyn and published by Seren Press.
    • subjects: September 11 attacks, Terrorism
  2. "Eleven" is a book by Patricia Highsmith.
    • also known as "Eleven: short stories"
    • genres: Fiction, Mystery, Suspense
  3. "Eleven" is a book by Lauren Myracle.
    • genre: Children's literature
    • subjects: Friendship, Adolescence, Schools


  1. "Eleven" is a 2013 dramatic short film written by Kate Prior and directed by Abigail Greenwood.
  2. "ElEvEn" is a short film, directed by Emmanuel Bernardoux.


Eleven is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel, which was launched by Network Ten, on 11 January 2011. It is distinctly aimed at youthful viewers between the ages of 13 to 29.

Phrases with Eleven

Phrases starting with the word Eleven:

  1. Eleven plus
  2. eleven-plus
  3. eleven-sided
  4. Eleven Hundred
  5. Eleven O'Clock
  6. Eleven Thousand
  7. Eleven-Dimensional

Phrases ending with the word Eleven:

  1. Legs Eleven
  2. Nine Eleven
  3. Up to eleven
  4. Number Eleven

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Eleven

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Google previewPaul (1912)

by Edward Frederic Benson

Besides, being eleven means much more than that. It means there is ...

Google previewTransactions (1875)

And, further, the word eleven means 10 + 1 ; the word twelve means 10 + 2 ...

Google previewTransactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand (1875)

And, further, the word eleven means 10 + 1 ; the word twelve means 10 + 2 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Oklahoma (1999)

by Nancy Capace

Okmulgee County: -- Beginning on the range line between ranges ten and eleven East, at its intersection with the east and west center section line across township sixteen North; thence east along said center section line to its intersection with ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of AIDS (2003)

by G.C. Satpathy

Eleven. Greater. Involvement. of. People. Living. with. or. Affected. by. HIV/AIDS. ( GIPA). The HIV/AIDS pandemic has been rapidly increasing all over the world. Knowing fully well its deadly consequences and threat to the whole world there ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Dalits in India: General study (2002)

by Sanjay Paswan

Eleven. Ideology Behind Conciousness.

Google previewThe World Almanac and Encyclopedia (1899)

8, 9— Warner's Eleven, 130 and ...

Google previewA Franz Kafka Encyclopedia (2005)

by Richard T. Gray

"Elf Sohne" ("Eleven Sons"). Although no manuscript exists for this short story, its date of composition can be placed with relative certainty around the last two weeks of March 1917. The piece was published in the collection of fourteen short ...

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Quotes about Eleven

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Scrabble value of E1L1E1V4E1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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