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fourteen

[fawr-teen, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˈtin, ˈfoʊr-/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, ten plus four.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 14 or XIV.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to 14 in number.
Origin of fourteen
950
before 950; Middle English fourtene, Old English fēowertēne. See four, -teen
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fourteen

/ˈfɔːˈtiːn/
noun
1.
the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and four
2.
a numeral, 14, XIV, etc, representing this number
3.
something represented by, representing, or consisting of 14 units
determiner
4.
  1. amounting to fourteen: fourteen cats
  2. (as pronoun): the fourteen who remained
Word Origin
Old English fēowertīene
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Word Origin and History for fourteen
n.

c.1300, from Old English feowertyne; see four + -teen. Cf. Old Saxon fiertein, Old Frisian fiuwertine, Dutch veertien, Old High German fiorzehan, German vierzehn, Gothic fidwortaihun.

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