fourteen

noun
four·​teen | \ fȯr-ˈtēn How to pronounce fourteen (audio) , ˈfȯr(t)-tēn \

Definition of fourteen

: a number that is one more than 13 — see Table of Numbers

Other Words from fourteen

fourteen adjective
fourteen pronoun, plural in construction
fourteenth \ fȯr-​ˈtēn(t)th How to pronounce fourteen (audio) ; ˈfȯr(t)-​ˌtēn(t)th \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of fourteen

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fourteen

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

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The first known use of fourteen was before the 12th century

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“Fourteen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fourteen. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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More Definitions for fourteen

fourteen

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fourteen

: the number 14

fourteen

adjective
four·​teen | \ fȯr-ˈtēn How to pronounce fourteen (audio) , ˈfȯrt-ˌtēn \

Kids Definition of fourteen

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: being one more than 13

fourteen

noun

Kids Definition of fourteen (Entry 2 of 2)

: one more than 13 : two times seven : 14

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