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four

 (fôr)
n.
1. The cardinal number equal to 3 + 1.
2. The fourth in a set or sequence.
3. Something having four parts, units, or members, such as a musical quartet or a four-cylinder engine.
Idiom:
all fours
All four limbs of an animal or person: a baby crawling on all fours.

[Middle English, from Old English fēower; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]

four adj. & pron.

four

(fɔː)
n
1. (Mathematics) the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
2. (Mathematics) a numeral, 4, IV, etc, representing this number
3. (Games, other than specified) something representing, represented by, or consisting of four units, such as a playing card with four symbols on it
4. Also called: four o'clock four hours after noon or midnight
5. (Cricket) cricket
a. a shot that crosses the boundary after hitting the ground
b. the four runs scored for such a shot
6. (Rowing) rowing
a. a racing shell propelled by four oarsmen pulling one oar each, with or without a cox
b. the crew of such a shell
determiner
a. amounting to four: four thousand eggs; four times.
b. (as pronoun): four are ready.
[Old English fēower; related to Old Frisian fiūwer, Old Norse fjōrir, Old High German fior, Latin quattuor, Greek tessares, Sanskrit catur]

four

(fɔr, foʊr)

n.
1. a cardinal number, three plus one.
2. a symbol of this number, 4 or IV or IIII.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
4.
a. an automobile powered by a four-cylinder engine.
b. the engine itself.
adj.
5. amounting to four in number.
[before 1000; Middle English four, fower, Old English fēower; c. Old Saxon fi(u)war, Old High German fior, Gothic fidwor]

Four

 a polo team; a rowing team; a hit at cricket in which four runs are scored, 1836.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.four - the cardinal number that is the sum of three and onefour - the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
2.four - a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
dice, die - a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
domino - a small rectangular block used in playing the game of dominoes; the face of each block has two equal areas that can bear 0 to 6 dots
spot - a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; "an eight-spot"
Adj.1.four - being one more than threefour - being one more than three    
4, iv
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"

four

determiner quartet She is married with four children.
Related words
combining forms quadri-, tetra-
Translations
أَرْبَعَالرابِعالرَّقم 4عُمر الأربع سنواتعَمْرُه 4 سنوات
четири
quatreqüern
čtyřičtyřletý
firefire årfire år gammel
vierDoppelvierer
kvar
neli
neljänelonen
četiri
négy
empat
fjóriròrjátíu mínútur yfir/gengin, hálf-fjögurfjögurra árafjórar
4
keturiketvertasketvirtasketvirtasisketvirtoji
četrgadīgsčetričetrinieksčetru gadu vecums
patru
štyrištyri roky
štiri
четири
fyra
nne
สี่
dörtdört yaşıdört yaşında
чотири
bốn

four

[fɔːʳ]
A. ADJcuatro
see also corner A2
B. N
1.cuatro m
to form foursformar a cuatro, dividirse en grupos de cuatro
to make up a four for bridgecompletar los cuatro para jugar al bridge
2. on all foursa gatas
to go on all foursir a gatas
see five for usage

four

[ˈfɔːr] num
quatre
She's four → Elle a quatre ans.
on all fours (= on hands and knees) → à quatre pattesfour-door [ˌfɔːrˈdɔːr] adj [car] → quatre portes, à quatre portesfour-engined plane nquadrimoteur mfour-eyes [ˈfɔːraɪz] nbinoclard(e) m/f four-leaf clover ntrèfle m à quatre feuillesfour-legged [ˌfɔːrˈlɛgd] adjà quatre pattesfour-legged friend n (humorous)compagnon m à quatre pattesfour-letter word ngros mot mfour-poster [ˌfɔːrˈpəʊstər] n (also four-poster bed) → lit m à baldaquin

four

adjvier; open to the four windsWind und Wetter ausgesetzt; scattered to the four windsin alle vier Winde zerstreut; the Four Hundred (US) → die oberen zehntausend
nVier f; on all foursauf allen vieren; will you make up a four for bridge?haben Sie Lust, beim Bridge den vierten Mann zu machen? ? also six

four

:
four-ball
n (Golf) → Vierer m
four-colour, (US) four-color
adj (Typ) → Vierfarb-; four advertisementVierfarbanzeige f; four printingVierfarbdruck m
four-cycle
adj (US) = four-stroke
four-dimensional
adj attrvierdimensional
four-door
adj attrviertürig
four-eyes
n sing (hum inf)Bebrillte(r) mf (hum inf); (= woman also)Brillenschlange f (hum inf)
four-figure
adj attrvierstellig
fourfold
adjvierfach
adv increaseum das Vierfache
four-footed
adjvierfüßig
four-four time
n (Mus) → Viervierteltakt m
four-handed
adj (Mus) → vierhändig, für vier Hände, zu vier Händen
four-in-hand
nVierspänner m
four-leaf clover, four-leaved clover
nvierblättriges Kleeblatt
four-legged
adjvierbeinig
four-letter word
four-minute mile
nVierminutenmeile f
four-part
adj attr series, programmevierteilig; planaus vier Teilen bestehend; (Mus) → für vier Stimmen; harmony, choirvierstimmig

four

:
four-poster (bed)
nHimmelbett nt
fourscore
adj (obs)achtzig
four-seater
adjviersitzig
nViersitzer m
foursome
nQuartett nt; (Sport) → Viererspiel nt; to go out in a fourzu viert ausgehen
foursquare
adj
(lit, = square) → viereckig
(fig: = firm) → unerschütterlich
adv
(lit, = squarely) → fest
(fig: = firmly) standfest, entschlossen
four-star
adjVier-Sterne-; four hotel/restaurantVier-Sterne-Hotel/-Restaurant nt
four-star general
n (US) → Vier-Sterne-General m
four-star petrol
n (Brit) → Super(benzin) nt
four-stroke
adj four engineViertaktmotor m

four

:
four-way
adjzu viert; four valveVierwegeventil nt
four-way stop
n (US Aut) Kreuzung, an der alle Verkehrsteilnehmer Vorfahrt gewähren müssen
four-wheel drive, 4WD
n (Aut) → Vierradantrieb m; (vehicle) → Geländefahrzeug nt

four

[fɔː]
1. adjquattro inv
2. nquattro m inv
on all fours → (a) carponi
for usage see five

four

(foː) noun
1. the number or figure 4.
2. the age of 4.
adjective
1. 4 in number.
2. aged 4.
four-
having four (of something). a four-man team.
fourth noun
1. one of four equal parts.
2. (also adjective) the last of four (people, things etc); the next after the third.
ˈfoursome noun
a group of four people, especially for playing games, eg golf. We'll play in a foursome.
ˈfour-year-old noun
a person or animal that is four years old.
adjective
(of a person, animal or thing) that is four years old.
on all fours
on hands and knees. He went up the steep path on all fours.

four

أَرْبَعَ čtyři fire vier τέσσερα cuatro neljä quatre četiri quattro 4 vier fire cztery quatro четыре fyra สี่ dört bốn
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In three years, after 1896, there were twice as many users; in six years there were four times as many; in ten years there were eight to one.
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It can place the militia under one plan of discipline, and, by putting their officers in a proper line of subordination to the Chief Magistrate, will, as it were, consolidate them into one corps, and thereby render them more efficient than if divided into thirteen or into three or four distinct independent companies.