Definitions for fourfɔr, foʊr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fourfɔr, foʊr(n.)

  1. a cardinal number, three plus one.

  2. a symbol of this number, 4 or IV or IIII.

  3. a set of this many persons or things.

  4. an automobile powered by a four-cylinder engine. the engine itself.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Automotive

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

Origin of four:

bef. 1000; ME four, fower, OE fēower; c. OS fi(u)war, OHG fior , Go fidwor

Princeton's WordNet

  1. four, 4, IV, tetrad, quatern, quaternion, quaternary, quaternity, quartet, quadruplet, foursome, Little Joe(noun)

    the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one

  2. four-spot, four(adj)

    a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips

  3. four, 4, iv(adj)

    being one more than three

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fourɔr, foʊr

    the number 4

    We have four dogs.


  1. four(Noun)

    The digit or figure 4; an occurrence thereof.

  2. four(Noun)

    Anything measuring four units, as length.

    Do you have any more fours? I want to make this a little taller.

  3. four(Noun)

    A person who is fours years old.

    I'll take the threes, fours and fives and go to the playground.

  4. four(Noun)

    An event whereby a batsman hits a ball which bounces on the ground before passing over a boundary in the air, resulting in an award of 4 runs for the batting team. If the ball does not bounce before passing over the boundary, a six is awarded instead.

  5. four(Noun)

    Quadruple sculls.

  6. four(Noun)

    A four-pennyworth of spirits.

  7. Origin: fower, from feower, from fedwōr, from kʷetwóres. Cognate with German vier, Gothic 034603390333034503490342, Ancient Greek , Latin quattuor (French quatre, Portuguese quatro), Old Norse fjórir (Danish fire), Russian четыре, Sanskrit चतुर्.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Four(adj)

    one more than three; twice two

  2. Four(noun)

    the sum of four units; four units or objects

  3. Four(noun)

    a symbol representing four units, as 4 or iv

  4. Four(noun)

    four things of the same kind, esp. four horses; as, a chariot and four


  1. four

    Four is the breakthrough album by American jam band Blues Traveler, released on September 13, 1994. Four peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and is most known for its hits "Run-Around" & "Hook", which charted at #8 & #23, respectively on the Billboard Hot 100. Both songs also charted in the top 20 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks & Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts, as well. According to the RIAA, the album is certified as 6x Platinum. "Run-Around" won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a duo or group.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'four' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #226

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'four' in Written Corpus Frequency: #126

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4 in number.

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