a cardinal number, ten plus five.
a symbol for this number, as 15 or XV.
a set of this many persons or things.
amounting to 15 in number.
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How to use fifteen in a sentence
Bob Cratchit, the clerk who is the father of Tiny Tim and who meekly serves Scrooge, is paid fifteen shillings a week.
fifteen people were killed, more than 200 were injured, and more than 300 families lost their homes.Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass Extinction | Sean B. Carroll | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It took me fifteen minutes to fill a thick black Hefty bag with papers and computer parts.
fifteen years later, the same communities had returned for the annual celebration, as most had year after year.
fifteen years after its last execution, Pennsylvania is finding it difficult to fire up its death machine again.
General Santa Anna is within a mile of us with fifteen hundred men.
At twelve, or fifteen, or sixteen, or twenty it was decided that they should stop learning.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
At this period it brought enormous prices, the finest selling at from fifteen to eighteen shillings per pound.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
In these rooms male and female alike were confined, at one time to the number of fifteen; each being allowed 3d.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
The office of clerk of the court is about to be sold, having been placed at fifteen hundred pesos.
British Dictionary definitions for fifteen (1 of 2)
the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and five
a numeral, 15, XV, etc, representing this number
something represented by, representing, or consisting of 15 units
a rugby union football team
amounting to fifteen: fifteen jokes
(as pronoun): fifteen of us danced
British Dictionary definitions for Fifteen (2 of 2)
the Fifteen British history the Jacobite rising of 1715
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