fourteen

[ fawr-teen, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˈtin, ˈfoʊr- /

noun

a cardinal number, ten plus four.
a symbol for this number, as 14 or XIV.
a set of this many persons or things.

adjective

amounting to 14 in number.

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Origin of fourteen

before 950; Middle English fourtene,Old English fēowertēne.See four, -teen
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British Dictionary definitions for fourteen

fourteen
/ (ˈfɔːˈtiːn) /

noun

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

determiner

  1. amounting to fourteenfourteen cats
  2. (as pronoun)the fourteen who remained

Word Origin for fourteen

Old English fēowertīene
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