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noun fif·teen \ˌfif-ˈtēn, ˈfif-ˌtēn\

Definition of fifteen

  1. 1 :  a number that is one more than fourteen — see number table

  2. 2 :  the first point scored by a side in a game of tennis —called also five

fifteen

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fifteen

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fifteenth

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Origin and Etymology 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 English Language Learners

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noun fif·teen \ˌfif-ˈtēn, ˈfif-ˌtēn\

Definition of fifteen for English Language Learners

  • : the number 15


FIFTEEN Defined for Kids

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

Definition of fifteen for Students

  1. :  being one more than 14


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noun fif·teen

Definition of fifteen for Students

  1. :  one more than 14 :  three times five :  15



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