Meaning of “nineteenth” in the English Dictionary

"nineteenth" in British English

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nineteenthordinal number

uk /ˌnaɪnˈtiːnθ/ us /ˌnaɪnˈtiːnθ/

19th written as a word:

The new term starts on the nineteenth (of September).

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  • She collects first editions of nineteenth century authors.
  • Millions of Germans emigrated from Europe to America in the nineteenth century.
  • From the late nineteenth century Britain and other European powers began to gain control of parts of the Ottoman Empire.
  • The present political system is a hangover from the nineteenth century colonial era.
  • His new book is a survey of European theatre in the nineteenth century.

nineteenthnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌnaɪnˈtiːnθ/ us /ˌnaɪnˈtiːnθ/

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

"nineteenth" in American English

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nineteenthadjective, adverb, noun [ C ]

us /ˌnɑɪnˈtinθ/

(in the position of) the number 19 in a series; 19th:

I was nineteenth in line to renew my driver’s license.
[ C ] Our next meeting is on the nineteenth of June.

A nineteenth is one of nineteen equal parts of something.

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