# fifteen

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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.]

## 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.
4. amounting to 15 in number.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English fiftene]

## Fifteen

a rugby team, 1880.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 fifteen - the cardinal number that is the sum of fourteen and one15, XVlarge integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten Adj. 1 fifteen - being one more than fourteen  15, xvcardinal - 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

15
quindecim
penkiolikapenkiolikėpenkiolikmetispenkiolikos metųpenkioliktas
pätnásťpätnásť rokovpätnástka
petnajst
femton
สิบห้า
on beşon beş yaşıon beş yaşında15 kişilik takım
mười lăm

## fifteen

[fɪfˈtiːn]
B. Nquince m (Rugby) → quince m, equipo m
see five for usage

## fifteen

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

## fifteen

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

## fifteen

[fɪfˈtiːn]
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.
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.
(of a person, animal or thing) that is fifteen years old.

## fifteen

patnáct femten viisitoista petnaest 十五 15 femton สิบห้า mười lăm
References in classic literature ?
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.
This is the reason that, instead of the sixteen I had last year, I have this year, you see, eleven, already plucked -- twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen.
But they talked over the interminable night of three hundred and fifty-four hours and a half, nearly fifteen days, which the law of physics has imposed on the inhabitants of the moon.
She was somewhat aroused by it, knotted her hair upon her ears in order to deafen herself, and resumed her contemplation, on her knees, of the inanimate object which she had adored for fifteen years.
He is fifteen years of age, has fifteen silver buckles on his jacket and is the fifteenth Evardo to rule the land of Ev.
By paying the franc, it might give her assistant premature notions of her own importance; but, by bringing her down to fifteen sous, humility could be inculcated, and the chance of keeping her doubled.
Adams, his wife, and fifteen unfortunates who not only had no money but did not know where to turn or whither to go.
For fifteen hours the battle lasted, Sir Richard himself was sorely wounded, and when far into the night the fighting ceased, two of the Spanish vessels were sunk "and in many other of the Spanish ships great slaughter was made.
Freddy owes me fifteen shillings," interposed Cecil.
When the Hazel-nut child was fifteen years old, and was sitting one day in an egg-shell on the table beside his mother, she turned to him and said, 'You are now fifteen years old, and nothing can be done with you.
Behind her in the doorway appeared a student with a crimson coat collar, an officer of the Guards, a girl of fifteen, and a plump rosy-faced boy in a short jacket.
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.

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