fifteen

[ fif-teen ]
/ ˈfɪfˈtin /

noun

a cardinal number, ten plus five.
a symbol for this number, as 15 or XV.
a set of this many persons or things.

adjective

amounting to 15 in number.

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Origin of fifteen

before 900; Middle English, Old English fiftene. See five, -teen
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British Dictionary definitions for fifteen (1 of 2)

fifteen
/ (ˈfɪfˈtiːn) /

noun

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

determiner

  1. amounting to fifteenfifteen jokes
  2. (as pronoun)fifteen of us danced

Word Origin for fifteen

Old English fīftēne

British Dictionary definitions for fifteen (2 of 2)

Fifteen
/ (ˈfɪfˈtiːn) /

noun

the Fifteen British history the Jacobite rising of 1715
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