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

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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. Ted Cruz:

    There were 54,000 felons and fugitives who tried to illegally buy a firearm. Do you know how many of those the Obama administration prosecuted? Forty-four. Forty-four out of 54,000 were prosecuted.

  2. Jules Feiffer:

    At sixteen I was stupid, confused, insecure and indecisive. At twenty-five I was wise, self- confident, prepossessing and assertive. At forty-five I am stupid, confused, insecure and indecisive. Who would have supposed that maturity is only a short break in adolescence?

  3. Cathy Ladman:

    My parents only had one argument in forty-five years. It lasted forty-three years.

  4. Pascal Smet:

    For the past forty years, Brussels has been known as a city for cars, now it must become a city for people.

  5. Collen McCullough:

    The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five- year-old men more.

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