What does forty mean?

Definitions for forty
ˈfɔr tiforty

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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

Wiktionary

  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

    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.]

  2. Forty(noun)

    the sum of four tens; forty units or objects

    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.]

  3. Forty(noun)

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

    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.]

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce forty?

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Numerology

  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. Casino:

    Nicky A lot of holes in the desert, and a lot of problems are buried in those holes. But you gotta do it right. I mean, you gotta have the hole already dug before you show up with a package in the trunk. Otherwise, you're talking about a half-hour to forty-five minutes worth of digging. And who knows who's gonna come along in that time Pretty soon, you gotta dig a few more holes. You could be there all f***in' night.

  2. John Jay Chapman:

    Is there something in trade that desiccates and flattens out, that turns men into dried leaves at the age of forty? Certainly there is. It is not due to trade but to intensity of self-seeking, combined with narrowness of occupation. Business has destroyed the very knowledge in us of all other natural forces except business.

  3. Stephen Leacock:

    It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required.

  4. William Osler:

    Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.

  5. 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.

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