Definitions for fourfɔr, foʊr

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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


  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

  5. Origin: [OE. four, fower, feower, AS. fewer; akin to OS. fiwar, D. & G. vier, OHG. fior, Icel. fjrir, Sw. fyra, Dan. fire, Goth. fidwr, Russ. chetuire, chetvero, W. pedwar, L. quatuor, Gr. te`ttares, te`ssares, pi`syres, Skr. catur. 302. Cf. Farthing, Firkin, Forty, Cater four, Quater-cousin, Quatuor, Quire of paper, tetrarch.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jordan Spieth:

    He's got four majors.

  2. Tom Zegan:

    Five is a Four letter word.

  3. Police Chief Jim Craig:

    One person was shot four times.

  4. Danish proverb:

    Three Spaniards, four opinions.

  5. The Vice President:

    Go USA, four hours. We're ready!

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