fifteens

fifteen

[fif-teen]
noun
1.
a cardinal number, ten plus five.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 15 or XV.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to 15 in number.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English, Old English fiftene. See five, -teen

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fifteen (ˈfɪfˈtiːn)
 
n
1.  the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and five
2.  a numeral, 15, XV, etc, representing this number
3.  something represented by, representing, or consisting of 15 units
4.  a rugby union football team
 
determiner
5.  a.  amounting to fifteen: fifteen jokes
 b.  (as pronoun): fifteen of us danced
 
[Old English fīftēne]

Fifteen (ˈfɪfˈtiːn)
 
n
(Brit) history the Fifteen the Jacobite rising of 1715

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fifteen
O.E. fiftyne, from fif "five" + tyne "teen," from ten "ten." (cf. O.N. fimtan, Swed. femton, Du. vüftien, Ger. fünfzehn, Goth. fimftaihun).
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