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In junior high school, I was an object of pure ridicule for my dress, withdrawal, and asocial manner. Dozens of times, I saw individuals laugh and smile more in ten to fifteen minutes than I did in all my life up to then.
Arthur Bremer

Meaning of "fifteen" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FIFTEEN

Old English fīftēne.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FIFTEEN

fifteen  [ˈfɪfˈtiːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FIFTEEN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fifteen can act as a noun and a determiner.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The determinant is a modifier that provides context to the noun, often in terms of quantity and possession.

WHAT DOES FIFTEEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

fifteen

15 (number)

15 is the natural number following 14 and preceding 16. In English, it is the smallest natural number with seven letters in its spelled name. In spoken English, the numbers 15 and 50 are often confused because they sound similar. When carefully enunciated, they differ in which syllable is stressed: 15 /fɪfˈtiːn/ vs 50 /ˈfɪfti/. However, in dates such as 1500 or when contrasting numbers in the teens, the stress generally shifts to the first syllable: 15 /ˈfɪftiːn/.

Definition of fifteen in the English dictionary

The first definition of fifteen in the dictionary is the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and five. Other definition of fifteen is a numeral, 15, XV, etc, representing this number. Fifteen is also something represented by, representing, or consisting of 15 units.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FIFTEEN


bottine
bɒˈtiːn
canteen
kænˈtiːn
Datin
dæˈtiːn
eighteen
ˈeɪˈtiːn
fourteen
ˈfɔːˈtiːn
langoustine
ˌlɒŋɡuːsˈtiːn
lateen
ləˈtiːn
nineteen
ˌnaɪnˈtiːn
poutine
puːˈtiːn
preteen
priːˈtiːn
routine
ruːˈtiːn
sateen
sæˈtiːn
seventeen
ˈsɛvənˈtiːn
sixteen
ˈsɪksˈtiːn
Stettin
ʃtɛˈtiːn
tartine
tɑːˈtiːn
thirteen
ˈθɜːˈtiːn
tricotine
ˌtrɪkəˈtiːn
umpteen
ˌʌmpˈtiːn
velveteen
ˌvɛlvɪˈtiːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FIFTEEN

fifteener
fifteenth
fifteenthly
fifth
Fifth Amendment
fifth column
fifth columnist
fifth disease
fifth force
fifth form
Fifth Republic
fifth wheel
fifth-generation
fifth-grader
fifthly
fifties
fiftieth
fifty
fifty-fifty

WORDS THAT END LIKE FIFTEEN

mangosteen
mobile canteen
posteen
postteen
poteen
rateen
ratteen
Springsteen
staff canteen
Steen
subteen
teen
the Fifteen
voteen

Synonyms and antonyms of fifteen in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «fifteen» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FIFTEEN

Find out the translation of fifteen to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fifteen from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fifteen» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

十五
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

quince
570 millions of speakers

English

fifteen
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पंद्रह
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خَمْسَةَ عَشَرَ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пятнадцать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

quinze
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পনের
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

quinze
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

lima belas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

fünfzehn
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

十五
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

15
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Limalas
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mười lăm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பதினைந்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पंधरा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

onbeş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

quindici
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

piętnaście
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

п´ятнадцять
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cincisprezece
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δεκαπέντε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vyftien
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

femton
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

femten
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fifteen

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FIFTEEN»

The term «fifteen» is very widely used and occupies the 12.121 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FIFTEEN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «fifteen» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «fifteen» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fifteen

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10 QUOTES WITH «FIFTEEN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fifteen.
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Adele
I've been singing properly every day since I was about fifteen or sixteen, and I have never had any problems with my voice, ever. I've had a sore throat here and there, had a cold and sung through it, but that day it just went while I was onstage in Paris during a radio show. It was literally like someone had pulled a curtain over it.
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Sigrid Agren
I was shopping with my mother in 2006 and saw that there was a model casting going on. A couple of months later, I was one of the fifteen finalists in an international contest.
3
Emilio Ambasz
My first architectural project I did, I must have been fifteen, was for neighbors across the street, a couple of school teachers, and I designed a house for them. I didn't know anything about Le Corbusier or anything like that, but it ended up being a very cubistic kind of house. I always wanted to be an architect.
4
James Balog
You know, I've read Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness' about fifteen times.
5
Bernard Baruch
To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.
6
Amy J. Berg
I just think it's so outrageous that fifteen years is the kind of minimum amount of time that any wrongfully convicted person spends in prison.
7
William Bligh
Very good wine was bought at ten pounds per pipe, the contract price; but the superior quality was fifteen pounds; and some of this was not much inferior to the best London Madeira.
8
Edward Bond
Fifteen years ago I walked out of a production of one of my plays at the RSC because I decided it was a waste of time.
9
Ann Brashares
When I turned fifteen, I remember my father gave me a credit card which I was allowed to use for two things: emergencies and books.
10
Arthur Bremer
In junior high school, I was an object of pure ridicule for my dress, withdrawal, and asocial manner. Dozens of times, I saw individuals laugh and smile more in ten to fifteen minutes than I did in all my life up to then.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FIFTEEN»

Discover the use of fifteen in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fifteen and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Fifteen
If only she knew all the clever things to say. If only she were prettier. If only she were ready for this... With her usual warmth, perceptiveness, and humor, Beverly Cleary creates the joys and worries of a young girl's first crush.
Beverly Cleary, 2009
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Fifteen Thousand Hours: Secondary Schools and Their Effects ...
Secondary Schools and Their Effects on Children.
‎1982
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The Fifteen Minute Hour: Therapeutic Talk in Primary Care
This book offers approaches which are designed not only to enhance the therapeutic relationship, but also to make practice more productive and pleasurable.
Marian R. Stuart, Joseph Aloysius Lieberman, 2008
4
Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide ...
Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for the graduate-student writer.
Joan Bolker, 1998
5
Sweet Fifteen
When seamstress Rita Navarro makes a quinceañera dress for fourteen-year-old Stefanie, she finds herself becoming involved with the girl's family and attracted to her uncle.
Diane Gonzales Bertrand, 1995
6
The Fifteen Streets: A Novel
Catherine Cookson was one of the world's most beloved writers.
Catherine Cookson, 2011
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The Fifteen Schoolgirls
This book presents a brief account of the original problem and some of the ways it has been generalised and eventually solved. It also surveys in a not too technical way, some of the other work of a remarkable nineteenth-century polymath.
Dick Tahta, 2006
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Fifteen Love
Will wants to find a way to meet Mia - but how?
Robert Corbet, 2002
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Fifteen Candles
For the uninitiated, the quinceañera celebrates the passage of a fifteen-year-old girl into adulthood: It's a bit bat mitzvah with a dash of debutante ball, and loaded with the same potential for hilarity and adolescent angst.
Adriana V. Lopez, 2009
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Fifteen Into One?: The European Union and Its Member States
This book provides a country-by-country analysis of how European policy is made and applied in the member states.
Wolfgang Wessels, Andreas Maurer, Jürgen Mittag, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FIFTEEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fifteen is used in the context of the following news items.
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Fifteen easy-to-make summer cocktails that contain 150 calories or …
But more often than not, these sugar-packed cocktails are hiding hundreds of stealth cocktails. You may be avoiding friend chicken, burgers ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Fifteen liquor charges in Cobourg in first four days of July
COBOURG -- Alcohol-related charges kept Cobourg Police busy during the first few days of July. Over the four days related to the Canada Day ... «Northumberland News, Jul 15»
3
Happy Birthday Harper! Fifteen Photos Of Our Favourite Famous …
Harper Beckham turns four today and that gives us the perfect excuse to put together some of her cutest photos. She's the apple of her father's eye (would you ... «Her.ie, Jul 15»
4
Fifteen helpful tips to beat the post-holiday blues
Ever feel more drained and down after a relaxing trip abroad than you did before you went? Vicki Notaro asks the experts for help to cope with ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
5
Fifteen boats compete in Vallejo Yacht Club racing
Fifteen boats competed with major wind and wave conditions on San Pablo Bay with the fastest times of the racing season so far. Summer ... «Vallejo Times Herald, Jul 15»
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Fifteen nabbed with R3.5m drugs, R4m in cash
Police have arrested fifteen suspects and seized drugs worth R3,5 million ... Fifteen persons were charged with dealing in drugs, possession of ... «The New Age Online, Jul 15»
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Gold Cup: Fifteen years after historic title, why do Canada continue …
Fifteen years ago, the Canadian men's national team achieved one of their greatest triumphs, unexpectedly emerging as CONCACAF Gold ... «MLSsoccer.com, Jul 15»
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Fifteen boat-related thefts reported, mostly in the Lower Keys
The theft of marine electronics and other boat gear isn't uncommon in the Keys, but this past Fourth of July weekend was especially busy for ... «KeysNet, Jul 15»
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Next Fifteen Communications Group plc to Issue Dividend of GBX …
Next Fifteen Communications Group plc logo Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (LON:NFC) declared a dividend on Tuesday, April 28th, ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
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Fifteen character posters for Scream Queens
The first season of Scream Queens is set to premiere on September 22nd and will revolve around a college campus rocked by a series of ... «Flickering Myth, Jul 15»

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