Definitions for FORTYˈfɔr ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

for•tyˈfɔr ti(n.; adj.)(pl.)-ties

  1. (n.)a cardinal number, ten times four.

  2. a symbol for this number, as 40 or XL or XXXX.

  3. a set of this many persons or things.

  4. forties, the numbers from 40 through 49, as in referring to the years of a lifetime or of a century or to degrees of temperature.

  5. (adj.)amounting to 40 in number.

Origin of forty:

bef. 950; ME fourti, OE fēowertig


Princeton's WordNet

  1. forty, 40, XL(adj)

    the cardinal number that is the product of ten and four

  2. forty, 40, xl, twoscore(adj)

    being ten more than thirty

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fortyˈfɔr ti

    the number 40

    About forty people came.


  1. forty(Noun)

    A 40 ounce bottle of beer.

  2. forty(Numeral)

    The cardinal number occurring after thirty-nine and before forty-one.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forty(adj)

    four times ten; thirty-nine and one more

  2. Forty(noun)

    the sum of four tens; forty units or objects

  3. Forty(noun)

    a symbol expressing forty units; as, 40, or xl


  1. Forty

    Forty: Live Limited Edition is a live album released by Thomas Dolby in 2001. It was recorded at a gathering at his Half Moon Bay, Northern California, home celebrating his fortieth birthday, and at another private performance. It features backing musicians Brian Salter, Leslie Adams, and Caroline Lavelle. All seven songs originally appeared on previous albums: three from The Flat Earth, two from Aliens Ate My Buick, and one each from The Golden Age of Wireless and Astronauts and Heretics.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'FORTY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3566

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FORTY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #278

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40 in number.

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