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  • adjective denoting a quantity consisting of one more than fourteen and one less than sixteen; -- representing the number fifteen as Arabic numerals.

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  • noun The cardinal number fifteen.
  • noun tennis score after a player has scored one point in a game

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  • adjective being one more than fourteen
  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of fourteen and one


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  • "'The '15', 'the '45'. The Jacobite risings of 1715 & 1745 are so remote that there is now some affectation in speaking of them by these names except in historical novels."

    From A Dictionary of Modern English Usage by H.W. Fowler.

    January 1, 2010