Definition of nineteen in US English:

nineteen

cardinal number

  • 1One more than eighteen; nine more than ten; 19.

    ‘nineteen of the interviewees had never worked’
    • ‘The results showed that only nine out of the nineteen autistic children succeeded in a regular first grade classroom, after treatment had been delivered.’
    • ‘And we had to finish everything in eighteen days, because there wasn't going to be any money left to go on to a day nineteen.’
    • ‘The quality of a volume written by nineteen authors and comprising some eighteen individual essays can vary considerably.’
    • ‘In nineteen of them the biographies of famous Greeks and Romans such as Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar are compared.’
    • ‘He also led before his retirement nineteen stages into last year's rally.’
    • ‘Any failure to recall that incident on Mr. Duncan's part is the simple result of the effluxion of the nineteen intervening years.’
    • ‘Of the nineteen planes, five would be held in reserve during the attacks.’
    • ‘Eric Shanes is a painter, the author of nineteen books and catalogues (including nine on Turner) and a lecturer on art.’
    • ‘The nineteen Tibeto-Burman-speaking groups include nine groups that speak Karen languages.’
    • ‘Staying on sweetcorn I had an all action hour or so taking fish right through the sizes, the largest one being the last before I moved, a nineteen pound common.’
    • ‘I was only out of prison for a few months when I was back again and that continued for the next nineteen years.’
    • ‘Unfortunately a few people couldn't make it along, because of illness or other engagements - but the remaining nineteen of us managed to raise a toast to them.’
    • ‘The number of women included among the contributors has also increased from nine to nineteen.’
    • ‘Her scores were eight, two, nine, a total of nineteen.’
    • ‘Before the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Tubman bravely returned to the South nineteen times to lead other slaves, including her own parents, to freedom.’
    • ‘He told the BBC World Service that he was one of nineteen children from his village forced to join the army because his parents did not have enough money to give to a visiting army recruitment unit.’
    • ‘The idea of spending the last nineteen or twenty years in this little spot sounded terrifying, in a cold sort of way.’
    • ‘Over the years I was there the attendance ranged from nine to nineteen.’
    • ‘It runs nineteen minutes and includes interview footage with Bruce Lee.’
    • ‘It is about a team putting a string of thirty eight results together, earning more points along the way, than any one of the other nineteen teams in it.’
    1. 1.1 Nineteen years old.
      ‘she married at nineteen’
      • ‘I found out I was pregnant with her when I was eighteen, and had her when I was nineteen.’
      • ‘She was no older than eighteen, nineteen perhaps.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Macduff ground his teeth - how obvious was it he was only nineteen?’
      • ‘They looked like they were only seventeen or eighteen, but he looked older, maybe nineteen or twenty, and mature.’
      • ‘I sat through many films when I was eighteen or nineteen feeling desperate to get out of theatre, and more than once I did take off, to the bewilderment of my friends at the time.’
      • ‘He was only nineteen and he did an excellent job with the business.’
      • ‘I don't want to get married until I turn eighteen or nineteen.’
      • ‘I guess when I was about eight or nine years old, and it certainly lasted very severely until I was about eighteen, nineteen.’
      • ‘She was eighteen when they married and nineteen when she died, of what her death certificate would say was a ‘seizure’.’
      • ‘Now, just nineteen, he wished he could have a talk with her.’
      • ‘When I was twelve, Fraust would have been eighteen, so he was nineteen when I joined the gang.’
      • ‘I have three siblings, Kip, aged nineteen, Davis, aged ten, and Sydney aged eight.’
      • ‘I just bought it on eBay about a month ago because that was a book I read when I was like eighteen or nineteen.’
      • ‘I made acquaintance with this man's writing when I was eighteen, or maybe nineteen.’
      • ‘‘I'm nineteen, Bone and Adam are eighteen,’ Chris said as he reached out for a beer that was on the kitchen surface behind Donnie.’
      • ‘Kenneth was now nineteen, Ambris was going on eighteen (she's seventeen), and Melanda was sixteen.’
      • ‘When Octavian arrived in Rome to claim his inheritance, he was only nineteen.’
      • ‘Rebecca introduced Mac to Richard who was nineteen and attending a university and Jessica who was also eighteen.’
      • ‘I hope when I am eighteen or nineteen I will be going to college to study this.’

Origin

Old English nigontȳne.

Pronunciation