What does forty mean?

Definitions for forty
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

Wiktionary

  1. fortynoun

    A 40 ounce bottle of beer.

  2. fortynumeral

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fortyadjective

    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. Fortynoun

    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. Fortynoun

    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. E. J. Smith, 1907, Captain, RMS Titanic:

    When anyone asks me how I can best describe my experience in nearly forty years at sea, I merely say, uneventful. Of course there have been winter gales, and storms and fog and the like. But in all my experience, I have never been in any accident... or any sort worth speaking about. I have seen but one vessel in distress in all my years at sea. I never saw a wreck and never have been wrecked nor was I ever in any predicament that threatened to end in disaster of any sort.

  2. 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.

  3. Secretary Alex Azar:

    Forty labs are qualified to already be doing that.

  4. Kay Granger:

    Hyde provisions have kept annual federal spending bills from being bogged down in abortion politics for forty years, the removal of this provision is deeply troubling to me, both morally as well as what it means for the appropriations process and bipartisanship moving forward.

  5. Elizabeth Hagen:

    Forty-eight million people in the United States get sick every year from food poisoning. Forty-eight million, and 128,000 of them end up in the hospital, 30,000 of them will die from food borne illness each year in the United States. That's why this is worth talking about, raising awareness, and giving people the information they need to reduce the risk. Elizabeth Hagen listed three steps to keeping food safe : - Clean your hands, utensils and food surfaces before and after you cook - Separate raw meat and poultry from foods that wo n’t be cooked - Use a meat thermometer to cook to the proper temperature When you're eating outside the rule is two hours.

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