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[nahyn-teenth] /ˈnaɪnˈtinθ/
next after the eighteenth; being the ordinal number for 19.
being one of 19 equal parts.
a nineteenth part, especially of one (1/19).
the nineteenth member of a series.
Origin of nineteenth
before 900; Middle English nyntenthe (see nineteen, -th2); replacing nientethe, Old English nigonteotha; see nine, tithe Unabridged
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Examples from the web for nineteenth
  • Such a process happened in the water industry in nineteenth century britain.
  • Both these lines became extinct in the early nineteenth century.
  • There are several nineteenth century memorial tablets in the chancel.
  • Enclosure swallow as we know it today dates from the nineteenth century enclosure.
  • The standard medical use of opium persisted well into the nineteenth century.
  • Standing soldiers, kneeling slaves race war and monument in nineteenth century america.
  • In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, his reputation also spread abroad.
  • This technology was also developed at the end of the nineteenth century.
  • In the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, beards were rare in the united states.
  • Smuggling was rife in the area in the early nineteenth century.
British Dictionary definitions for nineteenth


(usually prenominal)
  1. coming after the eighteenth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc, being the ordinal number of nineteen. Often written: 19th
  2. (as noun): the nineteenth was rainy
  1. one of 19 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier): a nineteenth part
the fraction that is equal to one divided by 19 (1/19)
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Word Origin and History for nineteenth

late 14c., nyntenthe; from nineteen + -th (1); a replacement or modification of nigonteoþa, from Old English nigon-teoða. Nineteenth hole "bar-room in a golf clubhouse" is attested from 1901.

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