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fifteen

noun fif·teen \ˌfif-ˈtēn, ˈfif-ˌ\

: the number 15

Full Definition of FIFTEEN

1
— see number table
2
:  the first point scored by a side in a game of tennis —called also five
fifteen adjective
fifteen pronoun, plural in construction
fif·teenth \-ˈtēn(t)th, -ˌtēn(t)th\ adjective or noun
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Origin of FIFTEEN

Middle English fiftene, adjective, from Old English fīftēne, from fīf five + -tīene (akin to Old English tīen ten) — more at five, ten
First Known Use: before 12th century
FIFTEEN Defined for Kids

1fifteen

adjective fif·teen \fif-ˈtēn, ˈfif-ˌtēn\

Definition of FIFTEEN for Kids

:  being one more than 14

2fifteen

noun

Definition of FIFTEEN for Kids

:  one more than 14 :  three times five :  15

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