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Topic: NUMBERS

Language: Old English
Origin: fiftene, from fif 'five' + tien 'ten'

fifteen

number, noun
     
fif‧teen
1HMN the number 15:
a coastal village fifteen miles south of Tourane
They met when she was fifteen (=15 years old).
2 [countable] a team of 15 players in Rugby Union
fifteenth adjective, pronoun:
in the fifteenth century
her fifteenth birthday
I'm planning to leave on the fifteenth (=the 15th day of the month).
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