# four

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## four

a numeral
Not to be confused with:
for – on behalf of; in favor of; because; since
fore – forward; front part; warning by golfer
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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

(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]
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## 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.
b. the engine itself.
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:
 Noun 1 four - the cardinal number that is the sum of three and onedigit, 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 pipsfour-spotdice, die - a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbersdomino - 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 dotsspot - 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 three    4, ivcardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"
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## four

determiner quartet She is married with four children.
Related words
combining forms
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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
patru
štyrištyri roky
štiri
четири
fyra
nne
สี่
dörtdört yaşıdört yaşında
чотири
bốn

## four

[fɔːʳ]
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
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## 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 nfour-eyes [ˈfɔːraɪz] nbinoclard(e) m/f four-leaf clover nfour-legged [ˌfɔːrˈlɛgd] adjà quatre pattesfour-legged friend n (humorous)four-letter word nfour-poster [ˌfɔːrˈpəʊstər] n (also four-poster bed) →
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## four

adjvier; open to the four winds; scattered to the four windsin alle vier Winde zerstreut; the Four Hundred (US) →
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
four-cycle
four-dimensional
four-door
four-eyes
n sing (hum inf)Bebrillte(r) mf (hum inf); (= woman also)Brillenschlange f (hum inf)
four-figure
fourfold
four-footed
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
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
four-seater
nViersitzer m
foursome
nQuartett nt; (Sport) → Viererspiel nt; to go out in a four
foursquare
(lit, = square) → viereckig
(fig: = firm) → unerschütterlich
(lit, = squarely) → fest
(fig: = firmly) stand
four-star
four-star general
n (US) → Vier-Sterne-General m
four-star petrol
n (Brit) → Super(benzin) nt
four-stroke

## four

:
four-way
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
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## four

[fɔː]
2. nquattro m inv
on all fours → (a) carponi
for usage see five
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

## four

(foː) noun
1. the number or figure 4.
2. the age of 4.
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.
(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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

## four

čtyři fire neljä četiri 4 fyra สี่ bốn
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References in classic literature ?
"Everything goes by fours in that shop," cried a third; "the four nations, the four faculties, the four feasts, the four procurators, the four electors, the four booksellers."
There is no fixed rule as regards the length of a poem, but, generally speaking, they were composed of four, eight, twelve, or sixteen lines.
House-hunting in the other end of town ceased, and on Pine Street, between Fifth and Fourth, and in immediate proximity to the great Southern Pacific railroad yards, Billy and Saxon rented a neat cottage of four small rooms for ten dollars a month.
In Two Dimensions, did not a moving Line produce a Square with FOUR terminal points?
There are besides two other states, a democracy and an oligarchy, one of which all speak of, and it is always esteemed a species of the four sorts; and thus they reckon them up; a monarchy, an oligarchy, a democracy, and this fourth which they call an aristocracy.
Sancho had hardly uttered these words when the neighing of Rocinante fell upon their ears, which neighing Don Quixote accepted as a happy omen, and he resolved to make another sally in three or four days from that time.
'Dear children,' said a poor man to his four sons, 'I have nothing to give you; you must go out into the wide world and try your luck.
"Four hundred, at a pistole each, four hundred pistoles."
Dragoons, Swiss, Guardsmen, Musketeers, light-horsemen, succeeded one another with a rapidity which might answer the purpose of the host very well, but agreed badly with the views of the four friends.
SOCRATES: And you know that a square figure has these four lines equal?
They passed in front of the town, and went up a mountain and then down into a great plain, where there was a large lake lying between four hills.
Heidegger, once invited four venerable friends to meet him in his study.

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