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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The cardinal number equal to 13 + 1.
  • noun The 14th in a set or sequence.
  • noun Something having 14 parts, units, or members.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Four more than ten, or one more than thirteen: a cardinal numeral.
  • noun The sum of ten and four, or thirteen and one.
  • noun A symbol representing fourteen units, as 14, XIV, or xiv.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Four and ten more; twice seven.
  • noun The sum of ten and four; forteen units or objects.
  • noun A symbol representing fourteen, as 14 or xiv.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The cardinal number occurring after thirteen and before fifteen, represented in Roman numerals as XIV and in Arabic numerals as 14.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English fourtene, from Old English fēowertēne; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Middle English fourtene, from Old English fēowertīene, fēowertēne, from Proto-Germanic *fedurtehun. Compare West Frisian fjirtjin, Dutch veertien, German vierzehn, Danish fjorten.

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