# thirteen

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## thir·teen

(thûr-tēn′)
n.
1. The cardinal number that is equal to the sum of 12 + 1.
2. The 13th in a set or sequence.
3. Something having 13 parts, units, or members.

[Middle English thyrtene, alteration of thrittene, from Old English thrēotīne; see trei- in Indo-European roots.]

thir·teen′ adj. & pron.
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## thirteen

(ˈθɜːˈtiːn)
n
1. (Mathematics) the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and three and is a prime number. See also number1
2. (Mathematics) a numeral, 13, XIII, etc, representing this number
3. (Mathematics) the amount or quantity that is three more than ten; baker's dozen
4. something represented by, representing, or consisting of 13 units
determiner
a. amounting to thirteen: thirteen buses.
b. (as pronoun): thirteen of them fell.
[Old English threotēne; see three, -teen]
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## thir•teen

(ˈθɜrˈtin)

n.
1. a cardinal number, 10 plus 3.
2. a symbol for this number, as 13 or XIII.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
4. amounting to 13 in number.
[before 900; late Middle English thirttene, variant of Middle English thrittene, Old English thrēotēne. See three, -teen]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 thirteen - the cardinal number that is the sum of twelve and onelarge integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten Adj. 1 thirteen - being one more than twelve    cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"
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## thirteen

determiner
Related words
fear triskaidecaphobia
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Translations
الثالِث عَشرالرّقم 13ثَلَاثَةَ عَشَرَعُمْر ال 13عُمْرُه 13 سنَه
tretze
třinácttřináct lettřináctiletý
tretten
dek tri
kolmteist
سیزده
kolmetoista
trinaest
tizenhárom
òrettánòrettán áraþrettán

13
tredecim
trylikatrylikametistrylikos metųtrylikos metų amžiustryliktas
trinásťtrinásť rokov
trinajst
tretton
สิบสาม
on üçön üç yaşon üç yaşında
mười ba

## thirteen

[ˈθɜːˈtiːn]
B. Ntrece m
see five for usage
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## thirteen

[ˌθɜːrˈtiːn] numtreize
I'm thirteen → J'ai treize ans.
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## thirteen

nDreizehn f
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## thirteen

[ˌθɜːˈtiːn] adj & ntredici (m) inv
for usage see five
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## thirteen

(θəːˈtiːn) noun
1. the number or figure 13.
2. the age of 13.
1. 13 in number.
2. aged 13.
thirteen-
having thirteen (of something). a thirteen-year campaign.
ˌthirˈteenth noun
1. one of thirteen equal parts.
2. (also adjective) the last of thirteen (people, things etc); the next after the twelfth.
ˌthirˈteen-year-old noun
a person or animal that is thirteen years old.
(of a person, animal or thing) that is thirteen years old.
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## thirteen

třináct tretten kolmetoista trinaest 十三 13 tretton สิบสาม mười ba
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References in classic literature ?
Number Thirteen turned in surprise at the cry, and sensing a new danger for her who lay in his arms, he set her gently upon the ground behind him and advanced to meet his assailant.
However he had nullified the force of the enchantment by prayer, and had killed my thirteen knights in a three hours' battle, and taken me prisoner, sparing my life in order that so strange a curiosity as I was might be exhibited to the wonder and admiration of the king and the court.
"Thirteen millions!" cried Louis, trembling with joy: "do you say thirteen millions, Monsieur Colbert?"
Well, these thirteen millions are wanting to balance the total of the account.
But with this, neither the author nor the public have any other concern than as some observation is necessary upon those parts of the work which thirteen years have made comparatively obsolete.
Thirteen years had passed away since Lady Elliot's death, and they were still near neighbours and intimate friends, and one remained a widower, the other a widow.
"Thirteen's my lucky number, too," remarked the Scarecrow.
The entire separation of the States into thirteen unconnected sovereignties is a project too extravagant and too replete with danger to have many advocates.
It will not be said by those who recollect that the Atlantic coast is the longest side of the Union, that during the term of thirteen years, the representatives of the States have been almost continually assembled, and that the members from the most distant States are not chargeable with greater intermissions of attendance than those from the States in the neighborhood of Congress.
It is of high importance to the peace of America that she observe the laws of nations towards all these powers, and to me it appears evident that this will be more perfectly and punctually done by one national government than it could be either by thirteen separate States or by three or four distinct confederacies.
"Just think, Diana, I'm thirteen years old today," remarked Anne in an awed voice.
In combined length these three stones stretch nearly two hundred feet; they are thirteen feet square; two of them are sixty-four feet long each, and the third is sixty-nine.

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