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nineteen

[nahyn-teen] /ˈnaɪnˈtin/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, ten plus nine.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 19 or XIX.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to nineteen in number.
Idioms
5.
talk nineteen to the dozen, to talk very rapidly or vehemently:
Whenever I'm excited I talk nineteen to the dozen.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English nintene, Old English nigontȳne. See nine, -teen
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Examples for nineteen
  • nineteen divers toiled for three months in water so turbid that they had to work more by touch than sight.
  • To start with, there were nineteen guys on four planes who were involved with this conspiracy.
  • They are nineteen in number, but several are incomplete, and some are mere fragments.
  • At present, the university has four colleges and nineteen departments.
  • Novel after novel set in the nineteen seventies, sixties, fifties.
  • nineteen other highjackers didn't make that mistake.
  • In the nineteen-fifties, rocket scientist built and test fired a nuclear rocket engine.
  • Think about it, all this nonsense about changing our atmosphere by less than nineteen one-thousandths-of-one-percent.
  • Inside were another nineteen empty bags ready for filling.
  • White-hulled, blue-decked, as sleek as a torpedo the nineteen-foot vessel is strapped to a plywood rickshaw.
British Dictionary definitions for nineteen

nineteen

/ˌnaɪnˈtiːn/
noun
1.
the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and nine and is a prime number See also number (sense 1)
2.
a numeral, 19, XIX, etc, representing this number
3.
something represented by, representing, or consisting of 19 units
4.
talk nineteen to the dozen, to talk incessantly
determiner
5.
  1. amounting to nineteen nineteen pictures
  2. (as pronoun) only nineteen voted
Word Origin
Old English nigontīne
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Word Origin and History for nineteen
n.

late Old English nigontene (Anglian), nigontyne (West Saxon); see nine + -teen.

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