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nineteen

[nahyn-teen]
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:
before 1000; Middle English nintene, Old English nigontȳne. See nine, -teen

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nineteen (ˌnaɪnˈtiːn)
 
n
1.  See also number the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and nine and is a prime number
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.  a.  amounting to nineteen: nineteen pictures
 b.  (as pronoun): only nineteen voted
 
[Old English nigontīne]

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nineteen
O.E. nigontene, from nine (q.v.) + -tene "teen," from ten "ten" (see ten). Nineteenth hole "bar-room in a golf clubhouse" is attested from 1901.
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