fifteen

noun fif·teen \ ˌfif-ˈtēn , ˈfif-ˌtēn \

Definition of fifteen

1 :a number that is one more than fourteen — see Table of Numbers
2 :the first point scored by a side in a game of tennis called also five

fifteen

adjective

fifteen

pronoun, plural in construction

fifteenth

play \ˌfif-ˈtēn(t)th, ˈfif-ˌtēn(t)th\ adjective or noun

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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


FIFTEEN Defined for English Language Learners

fifteen

noun

Definition of fifteen for English Language Learners

  • : the number 15


FIFTEEN Defined for Kids

1

fifteen

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

Definition of fifteen for Students

:being one more than 14

2

fifteen

noun

Definition of fifteen for Students

:one more than 14 :three times five :15


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