- 1Equivalent to the product of three and five; one more than fourteen, or five more than ten; 15: all fifteen bedrooms have private facilities fifteen feet high fifteen of Howard’s troops were killed (Roman numeral: xv or XV)More example sentences
- It takes five to fifteen times as much ginseng as aspirin or caffeine to produce toxicity in animals.
- Four plus five plus three plus fifteen is less than 40; what happened to the other inmates?
- Fourteen and fifteen seem to be as good as any at the moment.
- 1.2Fifteen years old: she must be fifteen by nowMore example sentences
- The definition of literacy used by the government is that one must be over the age of fifteen and capable of reading and writing.
- Green's anthology was my introduction to Australian poetry at the age of fifteen or so, and for me it was love at first sight.
- One in three New Zealanders aged fifteen and over has no qualification.
- 1.3A team of fifteen players, especially in rugby.More example sentences
- On a personal note I was disappointed at the poor representation of players on the starting fifteen.
- Both players on the starting fifteen made a major contribution to the success.
- The affiliations committee felt the club's first team are too strong for the intermediate grade where all the other seven teams are second fifteens.
- Used with reference to a brief period of fame enjoyed by an ordinary person.[from a remark made by Andy Warhol in 1968, predicting that in the future, everyone would be ‘world famous for fifteen minutes’]More example sentences
- Sole survivors rarely enjoy their fifteen minutes of fame, particularly when their work covers an obscure escape.
- He afforded everyone their fifteen minutes of fame.
- It was (one of) my fifteen minutes of fame, and I still get a thrill seeing my name up there, even if no-one else has a clue who I am or what I did.
More definitions of fifteenDefinition of fifteen in:
- The US English dictionary