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fif·teen

 (fĭf-tēn′)
n.
1. The cardinal number equal to 14 + 1.
2. The 15th in a set or sequence.

[Middle English fiftene, from Old English fīftēne; see penkwe in Indo-European roots.]

fif·teen′ adj. & pron.

fifteen

(ˈfɪfˈtiːn)
n
1. (Mathematics) the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and five
2. (Mathematics) a numeral, 15, XV, etc, representing this number
3. something represented by, representing, or consisting of 15 units
4. (Rugby) a rugby union football team
determiner
a. amounting to fifteen: fifteen jokes.
b. (as pronoun): fifteen of us danced.
[Old English fīftēne]

Fifteen

(ˈfɪfˈtiːn)
n
(Historical Terms) the Fifteen history Brit the Jacobite rising of 1715

fif•teen

(ˈfɪfˈtin)

n.
1. a cardinal number, ten plus five.
2. a symbol for this number, as 15 or XV.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
adj.
4. amounting to 15 in number.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English fiftene]

Fifteen

 a rugby team, 1880.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fifteen - the cardinal number that is the sum of fourteen and onefifteen - the cardinal number that is the sum of fourteen and one
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
Adj.1.fifteen - being one more than fourteenfifteen - being one more than fourteen  
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"
Translations
خَمْسَةَ عَشَرَخمسَةعَشَرسن الخامِسَة عَشرهعدَدُهُم خمسة عَشْرَهعُمرُه خمسة عَشْرَه
quinze
patnáctpatnáctiletýpatnáctka
femtenfemten årfemten år gammelrugbyhold
dek kvin
viisteist
viisitoista
petnaest
tizenöt
fimmtánfimmtán árafimmtán manna liî
十五
15
quindecim
penkiolikapenkiolikėpenkiolikmetispenkiolikos metųpenkioliktas
komandapiecpadsmitpiecpadsmit gadu vecumspiecpadsmitgadīgsregbija komanda
pätnásťpätnásť rokovpätnástka
petnajst
femton
สิบห้า
on beşon beş yaşıon beş yaşında15 kişilik takım
mười lăm

fifteen

[fɪfˈtiːn]
A. ADJquince
about fifteen peopleunas quince personas
B. Nquince m (Rugby) → quince m, equipo m
see five for usage

fifteen

[ˌfɪfˈtiːn] numquinze
I'm fifteen → J'ai quinze ans.

fifteen

adjfünfzehn
n
Fünfzehn f
a rugby fifteeneine Rugbymannschaft; the Welsh fifteendie Rugbynationalmannschaft von Wales

fifteen

[fɪfˈtiːn]
1. adjquindici inv
about fifteen people → una quindicina di persone
2. nquindici m inv (Rugby) → squadra
for usage see five

fifteen

(fifˈtiːn) noun
1. the number or figure 15.
2. the age of 15.
3. a team containing fifteen members. a rugby fifteen.
adjective
1. 15 in number.
2. aged 15.
fifteen-
having fifteen (of something). a fifteen-page report.
ˌfifˈteenth noun
1. one of fifteen equal parts.
2. (also adjective) (the) last of fifteen (people, things etc); (the) next after the fourteenth.
ˌfifˈteen-year-old noun
a person or animal that is fifteen years old.
adjective
(of a person, animal or thing) that is fifteen years old.

fifteen

خَمْسَةَ عَشَرَ patnáct femten fünfzehn δεκαπέντε quince viisitoista quinze petnaest quindici 十五 15 vijftien femten piętnaście quinze пятнадцать femton สิบห้า on beş mười lăm 十五
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Shimerda had paid grandfather ten dollars for a milk cow, and was to give him fifteen more as soon as they harvested their first crop.
Since the age of fifteen, which was eleven years before, Robert each summer at Grand Isle had constituted himself the devoted attendant of some fair dame or damsel.
After the first surprise of the intelligence had a little abated, a rumor was spread through the entrenched camp, which stretched along the margin of the Hudson, forming a chain of outworks to the body of the fort itself, that a chosen detachment of fifteen hundred men was to depart, with the dawn, for William Henry, the post at the northern extremity of the portage.
We proceeded with all possible expedition until we came within fifteen miles of where Boonsborough now stands, and where we were fired upon by a party of Indians that killed two, and wounded two of our number; yet, although surprised and taken at a disadvantage, we stood our ground.
He cherishes his schemes, moreover, like other people, and reasonably brighter than most others; or did so, at least, as he lay abed this morning, in an agreeable half-drowse, planning the business of the day, and speculating on the probabilities of the next fifteen years.
Furthermore, on the left hand as you enter the front door, is a certain room or office, about fifteen feet square, and of a lofty height, with two of its arched windows commanding a view of the aforesaid dilapidated wharf, and the third looking across a narrow lane, and along a portion of Derby Street.
With this once long lance, now wildly elbowed, fifty years ago did Nathan Swain kill fifteen whales between a sunrise and a sunset.
That blubber is something of the consistence of firm, close-grained beef, but tougher, more elastic and compact, and ranges from eight or ten to twelve and fifteen inches in thickness.
We stood about fifteen and a half hands high; we were therefore just as good for riding as we were for driving, and our master used to say that he disliked either horse or man that could do but one thing; and as he did not want to show off in London parks, he preferred a more active and useful kind of horse.
These weird apparitions had been handsome youths, clad in fashionable attire, fifteen minutes before, but now they did not resemble any beings one ever sees unless in nightmares.
IN the morning we went up to the village and bought a wire rat-trap and fetched it down, and unstopped the best rat-hole, and in about an hour we had fifteen of the bulliest kind of ones; and then we took it and put it in a safe place under Aunt Sally's bed.
To be sure," said she, "it is better than parting with fifteen hundred pounds at once.