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{adj: fourteenth, 14th} coming next after the thirteenth in position



{n: Bastille} a fortress built in Paris in the 14th century and used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries; it was destroyed July 14, 1789 at the start of the French Revolution

{n: Firenze, Florence} a city in central Italy on the Arno; provincial capital of Tuscany; center of the Italian Renaissance from 14th to 16th centuries

{n: Gdansk, Danzig} a port city of northern Poland near the mouth of the Vistula River on a gulf of the Baltic Sea; a member of the Hanseatic League in the 14th century

{n: Halle, Halle-an-der-Saale} a city in the Saxony region of Germany on the Saale River; a member of the Hanseatic League during the 13th and 14th centuries

{n: Hanseatic League} a commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas; formed in 1241 and most influential in the 14th century when it included over 100 towns and functioned as an independent political power; the last official assembly was held in 1669

{n: Lateran Palace} a palace that served as the residence of the popes until the 14th century

{n: N, letter n} the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet

{n: Nefertiti} queen of Egypt and wife of Akhenaton (14th century BC)

{n: Pierce, Franklin Pierce, President Pierce} 14th President of the United States (1804-1869)

{n: Prague, Praha, Prag, Czech capital} the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic in the western part of the country; a cultural and commercial center since the 14th century

{n: Renaissance, Renascence} the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world; a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries

{n: Rostock} a city in northeastern Germany near the Baltic sea; an important member of the Hanseatic League in the 14th century

{n: Russia} a former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia created in the 14th century with Moscow as the capital; powerful in the 17th and 18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great when Saint Petersburg was the capital; overthrown by revolution in 1917

{n: Samarkand, Samarcand} city in southern Uzbekistan; Tamerlane's opulent capital in the 14th century

{n: Tartary, Tatary} the vast geographical region of Europe and Asia that was controlled by the Mongols in the 13th and 14th centuries
"under Genghis Khan Tartary extended as far east as the Pacific Ocean"

{n: Tell, William Tell} a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)

{n: civil right} right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equality

{n: equal protection of the laws} a right guaranteed by the 14th amendment to the US constitution and by the due-process clause of the 5th amendment

{n: franklin} a landowner (14th and 15th centuries) who was free but not of noble birth

{n: motley} a multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England

{n: ninja} a class of 14th century Japanese who were trained in martial arts and were hired for espionage and assassinations

{n: nun} the 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

{n: perpendicular, perpendicular style, English-Gothic, English-Gothic architecture} a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting

{n: right to due process} a right guaranteed by the 5th amendment to the US constitution; reaffirmed by the 14th amendment

{n: saga} a narrative telling the adventures of a hero or a family; originally (12th to 14th centuries) a story of the families that settled Iceland and their descendants but now any prose narrative that resembles such an account

{n: suction curettage, vacuum aspiration} a method of induced abortion; prior to the 14th week of gestation the embryo and placenta are removed by applying suction to the dilated cervix

{n: vouge} a kind of pike used by foot soldiers in the 14th century

{n: xi} the 14th letter of the Greek alphabet


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