What does four mean?

Definitions for fourfɔr, foʊr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word four.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. four, 4, IV, tetrad, quatern, quaternion, quaternary, quaternity, quartet, quadruplet, foursome, Little Joe(noun)

    the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one

  2. four-spot, four(adj)

    a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips

  3. four, 4, iv(adj)

    being one more than three


  1. four(Noun)

    The digit or figure 4; an occurrence thereof.

  2. four(Noun)

    Anything measuring four units, as length.

    Do you have any more fours? I want to make this a little taller.

  3. four(Noun)

    A person who is fours years old.

    I'll take the threes, fours and fives and go to the playground.

  4. four(Noun)

    An event whereby a batsman hits a ball which bounces on the ground before passing over a boundary in the air, resulting in an award of 4 runs for the batting team. If the ball does not bounce before passing over the boundary, a six is awarded instead.

  5. four(Noun)

    Quadruple sculls.

  6. four(Noun)

    A four-pennyworth of spirits.

  7. Origin: fower, from feower, from fedwōr, from kʷetwóres. Cognate with German vier, Gothic 034603390333034503490342, Ancient Greek , Latin quattuor (French quatre, Portuguese quatro), Old Norse fjórir (Danish fire), Russian четыре, Sanskrit चतुर्.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Four(adj)

    one more than three; twice two

  2. Four(noun)

    the sum of four units; four units or objects

  3. Four(noun)

    a symbol representing four units, as 4 or iv

  4. Four(noun)

    four things of the same kind, esp. four horses; as, a chariot and four

  5. Origin: [OE. four, fower, feower, AS. fewer; akin to OS. fiwar, D. & G. vier, OHG. fior, Icel. fjrir, Sw. fyra, Dan. fire, Goth. fidwr, Russ. chetuire, chetvero, W. pedwar, L. quatuor, Gr. te`ttares, te`ssares, pi`syres, Skr. catur. 302. Cf. Farthing, Firkin, Forty, Cater four, Quater-cousin, Quatuor, Quire of paper, tetrarch.]


  1. four

    Four is the breakthrough album by American jam band Blues Traveler, released on September 13, 1994. Four peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and is most known for its hits "Run-Around" & "Hook", which charted at #8 & #23, respectively on the Billboard Hot 100. Both songs also charted in the top 20 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks & Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts, as well. According to the RIAA, the album is certified as 6x Platinum. "Run-Around" won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a duo or group.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Four

    fōr, adj. and n. two and two, a cardinal number.—adjs. Four′fold, folded four times: multiplied four times; Four′-foot′ed, having four feet; Four′-hand′ed, having four hands: of a game, played by four people; Four′-inched (Shak.), four inches broad.—ns. Four′-in-hand, a vehicle drawn by four horses, driven by one person: a team of four horses drawing a carriage—also adj.; Four′penny, a small silver coin worth fourpence formerly coined in England.—adj. worth fourpence.—n. Four′-post′er, a large bed with four posts on which to hang curtains.—adjs. Four′score, four times a score—80; Four′some, by fours: anything in which four act together—also n.; Four′square, having four equal sides and angles: square.—adjs. and ns. Four′teen, four and ten; Four′teenth, four or the fourth after the tenth.—adj. Fourth, next after the third.—n. one of four equal parts.—adv. Fourth′ly.—adj. Fourth′-rate, of the fourth class or order.—n. Four′-wheel′er, a carriage or cab with four wheels.—Go on all fours, to go on hands and knees. [A.S. féower; Ger. vier, L. quatuor, Gr. tessares.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'four' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #226

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'four' in Written Corpus Frequency: #126


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of four in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of four in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jordan Spieth:

    He's got four majors.

  2. Tom Zegan:

    Five is a Four letter word.

  3. Police Chief Jim Craig:

    One person was shot four times.

  4. Brad Thomas:

    We drove four and a half hours.

  5. Danish proverb:

    Three Spaniards, four opinions.

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