fourteenth [fawr-teenth, fohr-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. next after the thirteenth; being the ordinal number for 14.
  2. being one of 14 equal parts.


  1. a fourteenth part, especially of one (1/14).
  2. the fourteenth member of a series.

Origin of fourteenth before 900; Middle English fourtenthe, Old English fēowertēotha. See fourteen, -th2 Examples from the Web for fourteenth Contemporary Examples of fourteenth

  • Does that mean that the Fourteenth Amendment permits states to define marriage in that way?

    All The Wrong Reasons to Ban Gay Unions

    Jay Michaelson

    November 7, 2014

  • The constitutional provision at issue in these cases is the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

    Judges Now Recognize Anti-Gay Marriage Laws Are Irrational

    Geoffrey R. Stone

    April 3, 2014

  • In fact, the Court mentioned these cases in passing and relied on the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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    December 26, 2013

  • The judge said the right to not be discriminated against under the First and Fourteenth amendments applies to the plaintiffs.

    Was Rick Santorum Right About Polygamy After All?

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    December 16, 2013

  • She just completed her sixth embed with American troops in Afghanistan and her fourteenth trip to that country.

    Alchemy in Afghanistan

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  • Historical Examples of fourteenth

  • He had gone back to his trade and was working in a shop on Fourteenth Street.

    The Underdog

    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • I was fourteenth on the list for this, so that I had ample time to recover.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • We had hall rooms in the same house in East Fourteenth Street.

    The Mystery of Murray Davenport

    Robert Neilson Stephens

  • He considers himself a felicitous copy of Louis the Fourteenth!

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

  • Land holding was regarded as a misfortune in the fourteenth century.

    The Enclosures in England

    Harriett Bradley

  • British Dictionary definitions for fourteenth fourteenth adjective

      1. coming after the thirteenth in order, position, time etc. Often written: 14th
      2. (as noun)the fourteenth in succession


      1. one of 14 equal or nearly equal parts of something
      2. (as modifier)a fourteenth part
    1. the fraction equal to one divided by 14 (1/14)

    Word Origin and History for fourteenth adj.

    c.1300, by influence of fourteen, replacing or modifying fourtende, fowrtethe, from Old English feowerteoða, Old Norse *feowertandi (see fourteen) + -th (1). Cf. Dutch veertiende, German vierzehnte.

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