the last possible moment for doing something:
to change plans at the eleventh hour.
The last minute: “The water bombers arrived at the eleventh hour — just in time to prevent the forest fire from engulfing the town.”
The latest possible time, as in We turned in our report at the eleventh hour. This term is thought to allude to the parable of the laborers (Matthew 20:1–16), in which those workers hired at the eleventh hour of a twelve-hour working day were paid the same amount as those who began in the first hour. [ Early 1800s ]
[el-uh-von] /ˈɛl əˌvɒn/ noun, Aeronautics. 1. a control surface functioning both as an and as an . /ˈɛlɪˌvɒn/ noun 1. an aircraft control surface that combines the functions of an elevator and aileron, usually fitted to tailless or delta-wing aircraft
[elf] /ɛlf/ noun, plural elves [elvz] /ɛlvz/ (Show IPA) 1. (in folklore) one of a class of preternatural beings, especially from mountainous regions, with magical powers, given to capricious and often mischievous interference in human affairs, and usually imagined to be a diminutive being in human form; sprite; fairy. 2. a diminutive person, especially a […]
[el fahy-yoom, fey-] /ˌɛl faɪˈyum, feɪ-/ noun 1. (def 2). /ɛl faɪˈjuːm/ noun 1. a city in N Egypt: a site of towns going back at least to the 12th dynasty. Pop: 311 000 (2005 est)
[el fash-er] /ɛl ˈfæʃ ər/ noun 1. a city in W Sudan. [dahr-foo r] /dɑrˈfʊər/ noun 1. a province in the W Sudan. 191,650 sq. mi. (496,374 sq. km). Capital: El Fasher. /dɑːˈfʊə/ noun 1. a region of the W Sudan; an independent kingdom until conquered by Egypt in 1874; since 2003 conflict between the […]