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Topic: NUMBERS

Language: Old English
Origin: nigontiene, from nigon 'nine' + tien 'ten'

nineteen

number
     
nine‧teen
1HMN the number 19:
It was nineteen minutes past seven.
I was only nineteen (=19 years old).
2

nineteen to the dozen

if you talk nineteen to the dozen, you talk very quickly and without stopping
nineteenth adjective, pronoun:
in the nineteenth century
her nineteenth birthday
I'm planning to leave on the nineteenth (=the 19th day of the month).
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