- a cardinal number, ten plus four.
- a symbol for this number, as 14 or XIV.
- a set of this many persons or things.
- amounting to 14 in number.
Origin of fourteen
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Examples from the Web for fourteen
Fourteen years this woman had spent with Rigondeaux before he escaped.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
You can find fourteen of these copper creations, all initially containing 3,900 liters of liquid apiece, on the Macallan estate.When It Comes to Great Whisky, The Size of Your Still Matters
December 9, 2014
Fourteen years on, the wooden stairs and ceiling are still charred, and the walls are studded with clusters of bullet holes.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis
November 23, 2014
The first machine, the 914—so called because it could copy on paper nine inches by fourteen inches—was a complex, clunky beast.Pioneers in Printing
The Daily Beast
October 21, 2014
Mooney quickly inflated his life raft, sent out an SOS signal and drifted for fourteen days before he was rescued.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother
October 19, 2014
There were fourteen thousand waiters in New York, if, by waiters, you meant any one.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Spinifex for the first fourteen miles, and miserable country.
Travelled fourteen miles in about an East-North-East direction and camped.
At fourteen I didn't much care where they stood, if it wasn't on my corns.
To a gentle loose, and the King of Spain for a mark at fourteen score!The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
- the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and four
- a numeral, 14, XIV, etc, representing this number
- something represented by, representing, or consisting of 14 units
- amounting to fourteenfourteen cats
- (as pronoun)the fourteen who remained
Old English fēowertīene
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Word Origin and History for fourteen
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