Definition of Fifteenth

1. Noun. Position 15 in a countable series of things.

Generic synonyms: Rank

2. Adjective. Coming next after the fourteenth and just before the sixteenth in position.
Exact synonyms: 15th
Similar to: Ordinal

Definition of Fifteenth

1. a. Next in order after the fourteenth; -- the ordinal of fifteen.

2. n. One of fifteen equal parts or divisions; the quotient of a unit divided by fifteen.

Definition of Fifteenth

1. Adjective. The ordinal form of the number fifteen. ¹

2. Noun. The person or thing in the fifteenth position. ¹

3. Noun. One of fifteen equal parts of a whole. ¹

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Definition of Fifteenth

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Medical Definition of Fifteenth

1. 1. Next in order after the fourteenth; the ordinal of fifteen. 2. Consisting of one of fifteen equal parts or divisions of a thing. Origin: OE. Fiftenthe; cf. Fiftethe, AS. Fiftea. See Fifteen. 1. One of fifteen equal parts or divisions; the quotient of a unit divided by fifteen. 2. A species of tax upon personal property formerly laid on towns, boroughs, etc, in England, being one fifteenth part of what the personal property in each town, etc, had been valued at. 3. A stop in an organ tuned two octaves above the diaposon. An interval consisting of two octaves. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fifteenth

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Literary usage of Fifteenth

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1. English Literature: An Illustrated Record by Richard Garnett, Edmund Gosse (1903)
"By a single achievement the fifteenth century rendered greater service to literature than any previous age had performed, or than any future age can hope to ..."

2. A Short History of English Literature by George Saintsbury (1898)
"The contemptuous ignorance of M. Taine extended even to the Scottish poets, who have „ been more generally excepted trom condemnation; and fifteenth cent- ..."

3. An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England by Edward Potts Cheyney (1907)
"The close of the fifteenth and the opening of the sixteenth century has been ... In the fifteenth century the paramount foreign influence was that of Italy. ..."

4. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1848)
"And the fifteenth century, from whatever cause, is particularly barren of writers in ... France, at the beginning of the fifteenth age, had several eminent ..."

5. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"The economic decline of Flanders in the fifteenth century has been obscured by the glowing descriptions of luxurious life in which the Court chroniclers of ..."

6. The Library by Bibliographical Society (Great Britain)., Library Association (1907)
"WHAT fifteenth CENTURY BOOKS ARE ABOUT. IV. LITERATURE. N the preceding articles of this series we have endeavoured to make a general survey of the ..."

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