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


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


amounting to 14 in number.

Origin of fourteen

before 950; Middle English fourtene, Old English fēowertēne. See four, -teen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fourteen


/ (ˈfɔːˈtiːn) /


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


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

Word Origin for fourteen

Old English fēowertīene
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