• English ship. Latter half of fifteenth century
    English ship. Latter half of fifteenth century
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj fifteenth coming next after the fourteenth and just before the sixteenth in position
    • n fifteenth position 15 in a countable series of things
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The handkerchief had been used by the Romans, who ordinarily wore two handkerchiefs: one on the left wrist and one tucked in at the waist or around the neck. In the fifteenth century, the handkerchief was for a time allowed only to the nobility; special laws were made to enforce this. The classical heritage was rediscovered during the Renaissance.
    • Fifteenth 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.
    • Fifteenth (Mus) A stop in an organ tuned two octaves above the diaposon.
    • Fifteenth (Mus) An interval consisting of two octaves.
    • Fifteenth Consisting of one of fifteen equal parts or divisions of a thing.
    • Fifteenth Next in order after the fourteenth; -- the ordinal of fifteen.
    • Fifteenth One of fifteen equal parts or divisions; the quotient of a unit divided by fifteen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fifteenth Next after the fourteenth: an ordinal numeral.
    • n fifteenth The quotient of unity divided by fifteen; one of fifteen equal parts of anything: as, eleven fifteenths of an acre.
    • n fifteenth In music, the interval or the concord of a double octave.
    • n fifteenth In organ-building, a stop whose pipes are tuned two octaves above the keys struck.
    • n fifteenth 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Fifteenth the fifth after the tenth: being one of fifteen equal parts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. fiftenthe,; cf. fiftethe, AS. fīfteōða,. See Fifteen
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fíftynefíf, five, týn, ten.


In literature:

For just so had it been slipped on her grandmother's finger at her fifteenth Christmas.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
A scholar's room in the fifteenth century.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
The days of worship come on the first and fifteenth of each month.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
We give an example from a panel carved in wood, in the Cathedral of Stuttgard, a work of the middle of the fifteenth century.
"Rambles of an Archaeologist Among Old Books and in Old Places" by Frederick William Fairholt
The rose window at the west end is obviously later, and dates from the fifteenth century.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
We introduced her on the fifteenth.
"New observations on the natural history of bees" by Francis Huber
In the fifteenth century it was the custom to lace the ends of the headbands into the boards in the same way as the other bands.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
They probably date from the fifteenth century, and bear all manner of devices, letterings, symbols.
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
The chancel, probably always rectangular, was rebuilt in the fifteenth century.
"The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church" by A. Hamilton Thompson
Even then, on the fifteenth day, he merely reached the door-step, as it were, the branch on which it rested.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller

In poetry:

'And when your fifteenth birthday comes,
Remember me, my love,
And think of what I said to you
In this sweet spicy grove.
"Alexander And Zenobia" by Anne Bronte
And now comes forth the fifteenth shield,
And upon it three naked blades
Are borne by good King Esmer’s sons,
In their wars and furious raids.
"The Tournament (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
"A lock of fourteen pence," he'd say,
"In half a year will pay its way.
The little barrel shall hold out
Till June the fifteenth comes about;
And then, if there appears a dreg,
The sixteenth day we'll tap the keg."
"The Parson In Pickle" by William Hutton

In news:

Oscar becomes fifteenth named Tropical Storm of the season.
Grievance Committees Fifteenth Circuit Grievance Committee "G".
Grievance Committees Fifteenth Circuit Grievance Committee "A".
Grievance Committees Fifteenth Circuit Grievance Committee "F".
This year the country rockers mark their fifteenth anniversary as a band.
DVC to Celebrate Fifteenth Anniversary.
Empress Maria Thérèse of Austria gives birth to her fifteenth child, Maria Antonia Josepha Joanna.
The fifteenth annual Irving Howe Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Kwame Anthony Appiah, the Laurance S Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton, on Wednesday, November 17 at 6 PM.
MapQuest , the Denver-based online mapping service, will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary on April 25 with a ritzy, VIP-studded event at its new LoDo headquarters (Need directions.
Martin Kampmann takes part in the media workout Wednesday, May 30, 2012, before finals of the fifteenth installment of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
After 24 years of searching, authorities in San Diego located and apprehended their fifteenth most wanted fugitive on Friday.
After 24 years of searching, authorities in San Diego located and apprehended their fifteenth most wanted fugitive.
0Hispanic Heritage month is celebrated from September fifteenth through October fifteenth.
The network announced today that it will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary with a cross-country live show extravaganza.
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), July 13, 2008 "A sower went out to sow" (Mt 13:3).

In science:

Fifteenth International Workshop on Maximum Entropy and Bayesian Methods, ed. K.M.
Physics with exotic probability theory
Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition.
The emerging field of language dynamics
Ching-Lueh Chang, Yuh-Dauh Lyuu, Spreading of messages in random graphs, In Downey, R., Manyem, P., eds.: Fifteenth Computing: The Australasian Theory Symposium (CATS 2009).
Dynamic monopolies with randomized starting configuration
In Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Artificial Intel ligence and Statistics (AISTATS), No. 22 in Journal of Machine Learning Research - Proceedings Track, pp. 182–189.
Simple Regret Optimization in Online Planning for Markov Decision Processes
Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Ultra-Relativistic NucleusNucleus Collisions (Quark Matter 2001), Nucl.
Summary of Results on Hard Probes