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fourteenth

[fawr-teenth, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˈtinθ, ˈfoʊr-/
adjective
1.
next after the thirteenth; being the ordinal number for 14.
2.
being one of 14 equal parts.
noun
3.
a fourteenth part, especially of one (1/14).
4.
the fourteenth member of a series.
Origin of fourteenth
900
before 900; Middle English fourtenthe, Old English fēowertēotha. See fourteen, -th2
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  • He had gone back to his trade and was working in a shop on fourteenth Street.

    The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
  • I was fourteenth on the list for this, so that I had ample time to recover.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • We had hall rooms in the same house in East fourteenth Street.

    The Mystery of Murray Davenport Robert Neilson Stephens
  • He considers himself a felicitous copy of Louis the fourteenth!

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • Land holding was regarded as a misfortune in the fourteenth century.

    The Enclosures in England Harriett Bradley
British Dictionary definitions for fourteenth

fourteenth

/ˈfɔːˈtiːnθ/
adjective
1.
  1. coming after the thirteenth in order, position, time etc. Often written: 14th
  2. (as noun): the fourteenth in succession
noun
2.
  1. one of 14 equal or nearly equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier): a fourteenth part
3.
the fraction equal to one divided by 14 (1/14)
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Word Origin and History for fourteenth
adj.

c.1300, by influence of fourteen, replacing or modifying fourtende, fowrtethe, from Old English feowerteoða, Old Norse *feowertandi (see fourteen) + -th (1). Cf. Dutch veertiende, German vierzehnte.

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