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ˈfɔr tiForty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forty, 40, XLadjective

    the cardinal number that is the product of ten and four

  2. forty, 40, xl, twoscoreadjective

    being ten more than thirty


  1. fortynoun

    A 40 ounce bottle of beer.

  2. fortynumeral

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FORTYadjective

    Four times ten.

    Etymology: feowertig, Saxon.

    On fair ground I could beat forty of them. William Shakespeare, Coriol.

    He that upon levity quits his station, in hopes to be better, ’tis forty to one loses. Roger L'Estrange.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fortyadjective

    four times ten; thirty-nine and one more

  2. Fortynoun

    the sum of four tens; forty units or objects

  3. Fortynoun

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

  4. Etymology: [OE. forti, fourti, fowerti, AS. fewertig; fewer four + suff. -tig ten; akin to OS. fiwartig, fiartig, D. veertig, G. vierzig, Icel. fjrutu, Sw. fyratio, Dan. fyrretyve, Goth. fidwr tigjus. See Four, and Ten, and cf. Fourteen.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Forty

    for′ti, adj. and n. four times ten.—adj. For′tieth.—n. a fortieth part.—Forty winks, a short nap, esp. after dinner.—The Forty, the French Academy. [A.S. féowertigfeower, four, tig, ten.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Forty in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Forty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Forty in a Sentence

  1. Superintendent Vicki Townsend:

    We are currently delivering the training as part of the force training days to frontline officers, forty officers get an input [each] week. This started in January and is due to finish in May. This is is the first scenario that we built. We have planned to build 10 scenarios … We are also hoping to build multi-agency-based scenarios.

  2. Charles de Gaulle:

    How can you govern a country with two hundred and forty six varieties of cheese?

  3. Woody Allen:

    It is no secret that organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.

  4. George Bernard Shaw:

    Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

  5. Stephen Collins:

    Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret, i have been working to atone for it ever since. I've decided to address these issues publicly because two months ago, various news organizations published a recording made by my then-wife, Faye Grant, during a confidential marriage therapy session in January, 2012. This session was recorded without the therapist's or my knowledge or consent.

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