Fifteen Fif"teen`, a. [OE. fiftene, AS. f[=i]ft[=y]ne, f[=i]ft[=e]ne. See {Five}, and {Ten}, and cf. {Fifty}.] Five and ten; one more than fourteen. [1913 Webster]

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  • Fifteen — Fif teen , n. 1. The sum of five and ten; fifteen units or objects. [1913 Webster] 2. A symbol representing fifteen units, as 15, or xv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fifteen — O.E. fiftyne, from fif five (see FIVE (Cf. five)) + tyne (see TEEN (Cf. teen)). Cf. O.S. fiftein, O.Fris. fiftine, O.N. fimtan, Swed. femton, Du. vijftien, Ger. fünfzehn, Goth …   Etymology dictionary

  • fifteen — ► CARDINAL NUMBER 1) one more than fourteen; 15. (Roman numeral: xv or XV.) 2) a team of fifteen players, especially in rugby. DERIVATIVES fifteenth ordinal number. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • Fifteen O's — Fifteen meditations on Christ s Passion, each beginning with O, composed by St Bridget • • • Main Entry: ↑O …   Useful english dictionary

  • fifteen — [fif′tēn′] adj. [ME fiftene < OE: see FIVE & TEEN] totaling five more than ten n. the cardinal number between fourteen and sixteen; 15; XV …   English World dictionary

  • fifteen — n. & adj. n. 1 one more than fourteen, or five more than ten; the product of three units and five units. 2 a symbol for this (15, xv, XV). 3 a size etc. denoted by fifteen. 4 a team of fifteen players, esp. in Rugby football. 5 (the Fifteen) hist …   Useful english dictionary

  • fifteen — /fɪfˈtin / (say fif teen) noun 1. a cardinal number, ten plus five. 2. a symbol for this number, as 15 or XV. 3. a set or group of fifteen, as a rugby union team. –adjective 4. amounting to fifteen in number. –pronoun 5. fifteen people or things …  

  • fifteen — noun Etymology: Middle English fiftene, adjective, from Old English fīftēne, from fīf five + tīene (akin to Old English tīen ten) more at five, ten Date: before 12th century 1. see number table 2. the first point scored by a side in a game of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fifteen — fif|teen [ˌfıfˈti:n] number, n [: Old English; Origin: fiftene, from fif five + tien ten ] 1.) the number 15 ▪ a coastal village fifteen miles south of Tourane ▪ They met when she was fifteen (=15 years old) . 2.) a team of 15 players in ↑Rugby… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fifteen — [[t]fɪ̱fti͟ːn[/t]] ♦ fifteens 1) NUM Fifteen is the number 15. 2) N COUNT COLL A rugby union team can be referred to as a fifteen …   English dictionary

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