Definition of Forty

1. Noun. The cardinal number that is the product of ten and four.

Exact synonyms: 40, Xl
Generic synonyms: Large Integer



2. Adjective. Being ten more than thirty.
Exact synonyms: 40, Twoscore, Xl
Similar to: Cardinal

Definition of Forty

1. a. Four times ten; thirty-nine and one more.

2. n. The sum of four tens; forty units or objects.

Definition of Forty

1. Numeral. (cardinal) The cardinal number occurring after thirty-nine and before forty-one. ¹

2. Noun. (slang) A 40 ounce bottle of beer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Forty

1. a number [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forty

fortune favors the brave
fortune favours the bold
fortune favours the brave
fortune hunter
fortune teller
fortune tellers
fortune telling
fortuned
fortuneless
fortunes
fortuneteller
fortunetellers
fortunetelling
fortuning
fortunize
forty (current term)
forty-eight
forty-eighth
forty-eightmo
forty-fifth
forty-first
forty-firsts
forty-five
forty-four
forty-fourth
forty-leven
forty-nine
forty-niner
forty-ninth
forty-ninth parallel

Literary usage of Forty

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1. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"It was forty-five miles from the beginning of the desert, and twenty-three from the end of it. We plowed and dragged and groped along, the whole livelong ..."

2. Mark Twain: A Biography : the Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne by Albert Bigelow Paine (1912)
"John Hay did as great work after forty as ever before, so did Mark Twain, and both of them gained in intellectual strength and public honor to the very end. ..."

3. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1853)
"This is precisely as the passage is given in all editions of all periods ; and Warburton and Steevens speculated that " the humour of forty fancies" was a ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1894)
"In 1832 forty slips were in operation, and at the present time one is to be found in nearly ... 179<>. art ed forty-one times, and became a stock piece. ..."

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