from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The cardinal number equal to 10 + 1.
- n. The 11th in a set or sequence.
- n. Something with 11 parts or members, especially a football team.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The cardinal number occurring after ten and before twelve. Represented as 11 in Arabic digits.
- n. A cricket team of eleven players.
- n. A football team of eleven players.
- n. Used instead of ! to amplify an exclamation, imitating n00bs who forget to press the shift key while typing exclamation points.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Ten and one added.
- n. The sum of ten and one; eleven units or objects.
- n. A symbol representing eleven units, as 11 or xi.
- n. The eleven men selected to play on one side in a match, as the representatives of a club or a locality.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- One more than ten: a cardinal numeral beginning the second decade: as, eleven men.
- n. The number which is the sum of ten and one.
- n. A symbol representing eleven units, as 11, or XI., or xi.
- n. A team or side in cricket or foot-ball: so called because regularly consisting of eleven players: as, the Philadelphia eleven; there were two strong elevens matched.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and one
- adj. being one more than ten
- n. a team that plays football
Middle English elleven, from Old English endleofan; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old English endleofan; from Proto-Germanic *ainalif (“one left”), a compound of *ainaz and *lif-. Compare West Frisian alve, Dutch elf, German elf, Danish elleve. (Wiktionary)