- next after the eighteenth; being the ordinal number for 19.
- being one of 19 equal parts.
- a nineteenth part, especially of one (1/19).
- the nineteenth member of a series.
Origin of nineteenth
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Examples from the Web for nineteenth
This was all the rage among Bible scholars in the nineteenth century.Christian Bale: One Man's Moses Is Another Man's Terrorist
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First appearing in 1779, sex-assignment surgeries became increasingly popular from the nineteenth century onward.Intersexuality and God Through the Ages
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A series of political movements and cultural revolutions changed this, beginning as far back as the nineteenth century.Climate Change Needs the Politics of the Impossible
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He has compared attempts to justify slavery as being like attempts to justify slavery in the nineteenth century.Brian May Compares Royal Hunting To Slavery
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She was also a buxom beauty, a kind of nineteenth century bombshell who loved to flirt.Lincoln in Love
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For about the nineteenth time Miss Priest was an engaged young lady.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
Much harm was done by the Goths and Vandals of the nineteenth century.English Villages
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I was three times as old—I thought so then—when I entered on my nineteenth year.
I never sleep quietly in my bed on the nineteenth of March.'
On the nineteenth of March—of all nights in the year, on the nineteenth of March!'
- (usually prenominal)
- coming after the eighteenth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc, being the ordinal number of nineteen. Often written: 19th
- (as noun)the nineteenth was rainy
- one of 19 approximately equal parts of something
- (as modifier)a nineteenth part
- the fraction that is equal to one divided by 19 (1/19)
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Word Origin and History for nineteenth
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