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fourteen

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noun four·teen \fȯr-ˈtēn, ˈfȯr(t)-\

Simple Definition of fourteen

  • : the number 14

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fourteen

  1. — see number table

fourteen

adjective

fourteen

pronoun, plural in construction

fourteenth

play \-ˈtēn(t)th; -ˌtēn(t)th\ adjective or noun

Origin and Etymology of fourteen

Middle English fourtene, from Old English fēowertīene, from fēowertīene, adjective, from fēower + -tīene; akin to Old English tīen ten


First Known Use: before 12th century


FOURTEEN Defined for Kids

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fourteen

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adjective four·teen \fȯr-ˈtēn, ˈfȯrt-ˌtēn\

Definition of fourteen for Students

  1. :  being one more than 13




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fourteen

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noun four·teen

Definition of fourteen for Students

  1. :  one more than 13 :  two times seven :  14




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