Meaning of “fifteen” in the English Dictionary

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"fifteen" in British English

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uk /ˌfɪfˈtiːn/ us /ˌfɪfˈtiːn/

A1 the number 15:

They live about fifteen miles away.
"How old is your sister?" "Fifteen."

More examples

  • They hadn't lost an election in fifteen years.
  • She was barely fifteen when she won her first championship.
  • She has served on the committee for the last fifteen years.
  • He's decided to stand down after fifteen years as managing director.
  • The levels of trade union and political activism in this country have greatly declined in the past fifteen years.

(Definition of “fifteen” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fifteen" in American English

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us /fɪfˈtin/


My brother is fifteen.
a fifteen-story building

(Definition of “fifteen” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)