nine·​teen | \nīn-ˈtēn, ˈnīn-ˌtēn\

Definition of nineteen 

: a number that is one more than 18 — see Table of Numbers

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Other Words from nineteen

nineteen adjective
nineteen pronoun, plural in construction
nineteenth \nīn-​ˈtēn(t)th, ˈnīn-​ˌtēn(t)th \ adjective or noun

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What to do with recent ruins, whether to reconstruct or replace or revere or remove them, was a prevailing design dilemma of the late nineteen-fifties and early nineteen-sixties. Adam Davidson, The New Yorker, "A Beacon in Berlin," 5 Jan. 2017 In the nineteen-fifties, Louis Marx & Company began producing figurines of every U.S. President. Don Steinberg, The New Yorker, "A Comedy Writer Makes Trump Collectibles," 6 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of nineteen

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nineteen

Middle English nynetene, adjective, from Old English nigontēne, from nigon + -tīene (akin to Old English tīen ten) — more at ten

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

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English Language Learners Definition of nineteen

: the number 19


nine·​teen | \nīn-ˈtēn, nīnt-\

Kids Definition of nineteen

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: being one more than 18



Kids Definition of nineteen (Entry 2 of 2)

: one more than 18 : 19

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