a cardinal number, ten plus five.
a symbol for this number, as 15 or XV.
a set of this many persons or things.
amounting to 15 in number.
the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and five
a numeral, 15, XV, etc, representing this number
something represented by, representing, or consisting of 15 units
a rugby union football team
(Brit, history) the Fifteen, the Jacobite rising of 1715
Old English fiftyne, from fif “five” (see five) + tyne (see -teen). Cf. Old Saxon fiftein, Old Frisian fiftine, Old Norse fimtan, Swedish femton, Dutch vijftien, German fünfzehn, Gothic fimftaihun “fifteen.” French quinze, Italian quindici “fifteen” are from Latin quindecim (see Quatorze).
- Fifteen minutes of fame
phrase a commentary on the amount of time anyone is really in the spotlight Word Origin from Andy Warhol’s “In the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes.”
[fif-teenth] /ˈfɪfˈtinθ/ adjective 1. next after the fourteenth; being the ordinal number for 15. 2. being one of 15 equal parts. noun 3. a fifteenth part, especially of one (1/15). 4. the fifteenth member of a series. 5. Music. the interval of two octaves. /ˈfɪfˈtiːnθ/ adjective 1. noun 2. 3. the fraction equal to one […]
noun 1. an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1870, prohibiting the restriction of voting rights “on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”.
[fifth or, often, fith] /fɪfθ or, often, fɪθ/ adjective 1. next after the fourth; being the ordinal number for five. 2. being one of five equal parts. 3. Automotive. of, relating to, or operating at the gear transmission ratio at which the drive shaft speed is greater than that of fourth gear for a given […]