fifteenth
adjective or noun see fifteen

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  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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