from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The ordinal number matching the number 15 in a series.
- n. One of 15 equal parts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. The ordinal form of the number fifteen.
- n. The person or thing in the fifteenth position.
- n. One of fifteen equal parts of a whole.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Next in order after the fourteenth; -- the ordinal of fifteen.
- adj. Consisting of one of fifteen equal parts or divisions of a thing.
- n. One of fifteen equal parts or divisions; the quotient of a unit divided by fifteen.
- n. 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.
- n. A stop in an organ tuned two octaves above the diaposon.
- n. An interval consisting of two octaves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Next after the fourteenth: an ordinal numeral.
- n. The quotient of unity divided by fifteen; one of fifteen equal parts of anything: as, eleven fifteenths of an acre.
- n. In music, the interval or the concord of a double octave.
- n. In organ-building, a stop whose pipes are tuned two octaves above the keys struck.
- n. In early English law, a fifteenth part of the rents of the year, or of movables, or both, granted or levied by way of tax. When a fifteenth was the rate for the counties at large, that for towns and demesnes was usually a tenth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. position 15 in a countable series of things
- adj. coming next after the fourteenth and just before the sixteenth in position
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The stories of Dedem Korkut were handed down to the next generations as a heritage of our oral literature, and first printed in fifteenth century.
My only comment is that my own home state, Virginia, is horribly misrepresented at fifteenth from the bottom of the barrel, New Jersey!
Remember that guy in fifteenth grade, with the white hair?
From September twentieth to October fifteenth is a busy time in the garden.
As the announcer calls fifteenth through eleventh place, the Memphis women look calm.
The night of the fifteenth is the Guy Fawkes night of Islám.
July fifteenth, that is to say twenty-five days later, the blood was tried again.
So far as science is concerned, the thirteenth century was an aurora followed by a long period of darkness, but the fifteenth was a true dawn that brightened more and more unto the perfect day.
THE private view of the paintings and drawings of the Brush and Pencil Club on the evening of the fifteenth was a great success.
On July fifteenth, that is to say twenty-five days later, the blood was tried again.