fourteen

noun

four·​teen fȯr-ˈtēn How to pronounce fourteen (audio)
ˈfȯr(t)-tēn
: a number that is one more than 13 see Table of Numbers
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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Fourteen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fourteen. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

fourteen

noun
four·​teen (ˈ)fōr(t)-ˈtēn How to pronounce fourteen (audio)
(ˈ)fȯr(t)-
: a number that is one more than 13 see number
fourteen adjective or pronoun
fourteenth adjective or noun

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