nineteen

[ nahyn-teen ]
/ ˈnaɪnˈtin /

noun

a cardinal number, ten plus nine.
a symbol for this number, as 19 or XIX.
a set of this many persons or things.

adjective

amounting to nineteen in number.

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Idioms for nineteen

    talk nineteen to the dozen, to talk very rapidly or vehemently: Whenever I'm excited I talk nineteen to the dozen.

Origin of nineteen

before 1000; Middle English nintene, Old English nigontȳne. See nine, -teen
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British Dictionary definitions for nineteen

nineteen
/ (ˌnaɪnˈtiːn) /

noun

the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and nine and is a prime numberSee also number (def. 1)
a numeral, 19, XIX, etc, representing this number
something represented by, representing, or consisting of 19 units
talk nineteen to the dozen to talk incessantly

determiner

  1. amounting to nineteennineteen pictures
  2. (as pronoun)only nineteen voted

Word Origin for nineteen

Old English nigontīne
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