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1. The ordinal number matching the number 40 in a series.
2. One of 40 equal parts.

for′ti·eth adv. & adj.


a. being the ordinal number of forty in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc. Often written: 40th
b. (as noun): he was the fortieth.
1. (Mathematics)
a. one of 40 approximately equal parts of something
b. (as modifier): a fortieth part.
2. (Mathematics) the fraction equal to one divided by 40 ()
[Old English fēowertigotha]


(ˈfɔr ti ɪθ)

1. next after the thirty-ninth; being the ordinal number for 40.
2. being one of 40 equal parts.
3. a fortieth part, esp. of one (1/40).
4. the fortieth member of a series.
[before 1100; Middle English fourtithe, Old English fēowertigotha. See forty, -eth2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fortieth - position 40 in a countable series of thingsfortieth - position 40 in a countable series of things
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
Adj.1.fortieth - the ordinal number of forty in counting orderfortieth - the ordinal number of forty in counting order
ordinal - being or denoting a numerical order in a series; "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh"
الأرْبَعينجُزء من أربعين
fertugastifertugasti hluti
1/4040.ıncıkırkıncıkırkta biri


A. ADJcuadragésimo
the fortieth anniversaryel cuarenta aniversario
B. N
1. (in series) → cuadragésimo/a m/f
2. (= fraction) → cuarentavo m, cuadragésima parte f
see fifth for usage


(= fortieth part) → quarantième m
(= fortieth birthday) → quarantième anniversaire m


adjvierzigste(r, s)
n (= fraction)Vierzigstel nt; (in series) → Vierzigste(r, s) ? also sixth


1. adjquarantesimo/a
2. n (in series) → quarantesimo/a; (fraction) → quarantesimo
for usage see fifth


(ˈfoːti) noun
1. the number or figure 40.
2. the age of 40.
1. 40 in number.
2. aged 40.
ˈforties noun plural
1. the period of time between one's fortieth and fiftieth birthdays.
2. the range of temperatures between forty and fifty degrees.
3. the period of time between the fortieth and fiftieth years of a century.
ˈfortieth noun
1. one of forty equal parts.
2. (also adjective) the last of forty (people, things etc); the next after the thirty-ninth.
having forty (of something). a forty-page index.
ˈforty-year-old noun, adjective
(a person or animal) that is forty years old.
forty winks
a short sleep. He always has forty winks after dinner.

forty (not fourty).
References in classic literature ?
He came of a literary family, and, as he says of himself, from his seventh to his fortieth year study and letter occupied all his available time.
Again and once again they fought their battles with savage beast and savage man, and dawn was already breaking when Basuli, for the fortieth time, narrated how he and a handful of his warriors had watched the battle for the golden ingots which the Abyssinians of Abdul Mourak had waged against the Arab raiders of Achmet Zek, and how, when the victors had ridden away they had sneaked out of the river reeds and stolen away with the precious ingots to hide them where no robber eye ever could discover them.
But at this moment the Nautilus, raised by the last waves of the tide, quitted her coral bed exactly at the fortieth minute fixed by the Captain.
Nobody ever HAD built above Fortieth Street--no, says I, nor above the Battery either, before Christopher Columbus discovered America.
Someone proposed a vast bonfire made out of the works of the Forty Academicians into which the Great Victorians might be hurled on their fortieth birthday.
To take possession of the moon in the name of the United States; to add a fortieth State to the Union; to colonize the lunar regions; to cultivate them, to people them, to transport thither all the prodigies of art, of science, and industry; to civilize the Selenites, unless they are more civilized than we are; and to constitute them a republic, if they are not already one
The morning of the fortieth dawned, and the young man when he woke gave thanks in an outburst of joy that the danger was passed.
An old French coin, equal to the two hundred and fortieth part of a pound.
PNN/ Ramallah/ On the occasion of the seventy-year anniversary of Partition and the fortieth anniversary of marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr.
On behalf of the Editorial Board and Staff of the Transnational Law Review, I am proud to present Volume XL, Issue 1, the first issue of our fortieth year of publication.
Tenders are invited for Provide prospective bidders with information on requirements associated with hotel accommodations for the fortieth (40th) statewide investigating grand jury.
represented the tenant, as well as the landlord, One Ten West Fortieth Associates.