Definition of nineteen in English:

nineteen

Line breaks: nine|teen
Pronunciation: /nʌɪnˈtiːn
 
, ˈnʌɪntiːn
 
/

number

  • 1One more than eighteen; nine more than ten; 19: nineteen of the interviewees had never worked (Roman numeral: xix or XIX)
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    • Over the years I was there the attendance ranged from nine to nineteen.
    • The results showed that only nine out of the nineteen autistic children succeeded in a regular first grade classroom, after treatment had been delivered.
    • The nineteen Tibeto-Burman-speaking groups include nine groups that speak Karen languages.
  • 1.1Nineteen years old: she married at nineteen
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    • He was born in Lebanon, which he left at the age of nineteen for ‘asylum’ in Belgium, even though he now happily admits that in reality he was an economic migrant.
    • When Octavian arrived in Rome to claim his inheritance, he was only nineteen.
    • He was only nineteen and he did an excellent job with the business.
  • 1.2A size of garment or other merchandise denoted by nineteen.

Phrases

talk nineteen to the dozen

see dozen.

Derivatives

nineteenth

number
More example sentences
  • Canadian whisky was in demand throughout the world in the late nineteenth century.
  • In Europe in the nineteenth century this religious anti-Semitism turned racial.
  • The imperialism of today is definitely not the same as that of the late nineteenth century.

Origin

Old English nigontȳne.

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