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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forties, mid-fortiesnoun

    the time of life between 40 and 50

  2. forties, 1940snoun

    the decade from 1940 to 1949


  1. fortiesnoun

    The decade of the 1840s, 1940s, etc.

  2. fortiesnoun

    The decade of one's life from age 40 through age 49.

    They're both in their forties.

  3. fortiesnoun

    Plural form of forty.


  1. forties

    The term 'forties' generally refers to the numbers ranging from 40 to 49, either identified in years, degrees, or any other measuring units. It can also refer to a person’s age when they are between 40 and 49 years old. Additionally, it can mean the decade within a specific century, for example, the period from 1940 to 1949 in the 20th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forties

    see Forty

  2. Forties

    of Forty

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Anagrams for forties »

  1. foister

  2. sefirot

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forties in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forties in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of forties in a Sentence

  1. Proverb:

    When a man is not a lover in his twenties, not strong in his thirties, not rich in his forties and not wise in his fifties he will never be so.

  2. Daniel Crane:

    In the forties and fifties you had these sort of mom-and-pop car dealers complaining that they were being taken advantage of by the' Big Three' [ Detroit automakers ], and so this led to this series of dealer protection laws.

  3. Keith Richards:

    We could se a bounce on oil, it could go from the fifties back to $60 or something in the short term, but generally speaking I think oil is heading down to the forties again, i can't be bullish on commodities.

  4. H. L. Mencken:

    The best years are the forties; after fifty a man begins to deteriorate, but in the forties he is at the maximum of his villainy.

  5. Euripides:

    It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did.

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