Fifteenth
Fifteenth Fif"teenth`, n. 1. One of fifteen equal parts or divisions; the quotient of a unit divided by fifteen. [1913 Webster]

2. A species of tax upon personal property formerly laid on towns, boroughs, etc., in England, being one fifteenth part of what the personal property in each town, etc., had been valued at. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mus.) (a) A stop in an organ tuned two octaves above the diaposon. (b) An interval consisting of two octaves. [1913 Webster]


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  • fifteenth — [fif′teenth′] adj. [ME fiftenthe < fifteotha < fiftene: see FIFTEEN & TH2] 1. preceded by fourteen others in a series; 15th 2. designating any of the fifteen equal parts of something n. 1. the one following the fourteenth …   English World dictionary

  • Fifteenth — Fif teenth , a. [OE. fiftenthe; cf. fiftethe, AS. f[=i]fte[=o][eth]a. See {Fifteen}.] 1. Next in order after the fourteenth; the ordinal of fifteen. [1913 Webster] 2. Consisting of one of fifteen equal parts or divisions of a thing. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fifteenth — late 14c., from FIFTEEN (Cf. fifteen) + TH (Cf. th). By 15c. displacing forms derived from O.E. fifteoða. Cf. O.Fris. fiftuda, Du. vijftiende, Ger. fünfzehnte, O.N. fimmtandi, Goth. fimftataihunda …   Etymology dictionary

  • Fifteenth — Perfect fifteenth on C  Play (help …   Wikipedia

  • Fifteenth —    The fifteens or fifteenth, as it is generally called, was originally an imperial tax levied throughout the kingdom for various purposes, as wars and such like.    It was a tax of one fifteenth on movables of all kinds, and was of a similar… …   Dictionary of London

  • fifteenth — /fif teenth /, adj. 1. next after the fourteenth; being the ordinal number for 15. 2. being one of 15 equal parts. n. 3. a fifteenth part, esp. of one (1/15). 4. the fifteenth member of a series. 5. Music. the interval of two octaves. [bef. 900;… …   Universalium

  • fifteenth — fif|teenth [ fıf tinθ ] number 1. ) in the place or position counted as number 15: his fifteenth birthday 2. ) one of 15 equal parts of something: You spend about a fifteenth of your life commuting …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fifteenth — UK [ˌfɪfˈtiːnθ] / US [fɪfˈtɪnθ] number 1) in the place or position counted as number 15 his fifteenth birthday 2) one of 15 equal parts of something You spend about a fifteenth of your life commuting …   English dictionary

  • fifteenth — fif•teenth [[t]ˈfɪfˈtinθ[/t]] adj. 1) next after the fourteenth; being the ordinal number for 15 2) being one of 15 equal parts 3) a fifteenth part, esp. of one (1/15) 4) the fifteenth member of a series • Etymology: bef. 900; ME fiftenthe (see… …   From formal English to slang

  • fifteenth — /fɪfˈtinθ/ (say fif teenth) adjective 1. next after the fourteenth. 2. being one of fifteen equal parts. –noun 3. a fifteenth part, especially of one (¹⁄₁₅). 4. the fifteenth member of a series …   Australian English dictionary

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