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for·ty

 (fôr′tē)
n. pl. for·ties
1. The cardinal number equal to 4 × 10.
2. forties
a. A decade or the numbers from 40 to 49: They stopped smoking in their forties. At night the temperature fell into the forties.
b. often Forties The decade from 40 to 49 in a century.

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

for′ty adj. & pron.

forty

(ˈfɔːtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Mathematics) the cardinal number that is the product of ten and four. See also number1
2. (Mathematics) a numeral, 40, XL, etc, representing this number
3. something representing, represented by, or consisting of 40 units
determiner
a. amounting to forty: forty thieves.
b. (as pronoun): there were forty in the herd.
[Old English fēowertig]

for•ty

(ˈfɔr ti)

n., pl. -ties,
adj. n.
1. a cardinal number, ten times four.
2. a symbol for this number, as 40 or XL or XXXX.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
4. forties, the numbers from 40 through 49, as in referring to the years of a lifetime or of a century or to degrees of temperature.
adj.
5. amounting to 40 in number.
[before 950; Middle English fourti, Old English fēowertig]
for′ty•ish, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forty - the cardinal number that is the product of ten and fourforty - the cardinal number that is the product of ten and four
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
Adj.1.forty - being ten more than thirtyforty - being ten more than thirty    
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"
Translations
أَرْبَعُوناربعونالأربَعونالرَّقم 40عُمْر الأربعين
quaranta
čtyřicetčtyřicetiletý
fyrrefyrre årfyrre år gammel
kvardek
nelikümmend
neljäkymmentä
četrdeset
negyven
fjörutíufjörutíu árafjörutíu ára, fertugur
四十
40
quadraginta
bluosto sudėjimasketuriasdešimtketuriasdešimtasketuriasdešimtiesketuriasdešimties metų
četrdesmitčetrdesmit gadu vecumsčetrdesmitgadīgs
patruzeci
štyridsaťštyridsať rokovštyridsaťročný
štirideset
fyrtio
สี่สิบ
kırkkırk yaşıkırk yaşında
сорок
bốn mươi

forty

[ˈfɔːtɪ]
A. ADJcuarenta
to have forty winksechar un sueñecito
B. Ncuarenta m
the forties (= 1940s) → los años cuarenta
to be in one's fortiestener más de cuarenta años, ser cuarentón
see fifty for usage

forty

[ˈfɔːrti]
numquarante
He's forty → Il a quarante ans. forties
npl
(= age) to be in one's forties → avoir la quarantaine
(= 1940s) the forties → les années quarante
in the forties → dans les années quarante

forty

adjvierzig; to have forty winks (inf)ein Nickerchen machen (inf)
nVierzig f ? also sixty

forty

[ˈfɔːtɪ]
1. nquaranta m inv
2. adjquaranta inv
to have forty winks (fam) → fare or schiacciare un pisolino
for usage see fifty

forty

(ˈfoːti) noun
1. the number or figure 40.
2. the age of 40.
adjective
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.
forty-
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).

forty

أَرْبَعُون čtyřicet fyrre vierzig σαράντα cuarenta neljäkymmentä quarante četrdeset quaranta 四十 40 veertig førti czterdzieści quarenta сорок fyrtio สี่สิบ kırk bốn mươi 四十
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I've been trying to cure it for forty years, and have only succeeded in controlling it.
With them Wing Biddlebaum had picked as high as a hundred and forty quarts of strawberries in a day.
He has come across some old manuscripts, or ancient document records, referring to this valley, and they state, according to this article he has written for the magazine, that somewhere in the valley is a wonderful city, traces of which have been found twenty to forty feet below the surface, on which great trees are growing, showing that the city was covered hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago.
Though he is over forty now, he meets new people and new enterprises with the impulsiveness by which his boyhood friends remember him.
He was a man of forty, of medium height and rather slender build; he stooped a little.
Glenn's Falls are on the Hudson, some forty or fifty miles above the head of tide, or that place where the river becomes navigable for sloops.
I sold my farm on the Yadkin, and what goods we could not carry with us; and on the twenty-fifth day of September, 1773, bade a farewel to our friends, and proceeded on our journey to Kentucke, in company with five families more, and forty men that joined us in Powel's Valley, which is one hundred and fifty miles from the now settled parts of Kentucke.
In the growth of the town, however, after some thirty or forty years, the site covered by this rude hovel had become exceedingly desirable in the eyes of a prominent and powerful personage, who asserted plausible claims to the proprietorship of this and a large adjacent tract of land, on the strength of a grant from the legislature.
They spoke with far more interest and unction of their morning's breakfast, or yesterday's, to-day's, or tomorrow's dinner, than of the shipwreck of forty or fifty years ago, and all the world's wonders which they had witnessed with their youthful eyes.
The original iron entered nigh the tail, and, like a restless needle sojourning in the body of a man, travelled full forty feet, and at last was found imbedded in the hump.
Practice makes perfect," said the crooked little hostler, "and 'twould be a pity if it didn't; forty years' practice, and not perfect
There are learned people who can tell you out of the statistics that beef-boners make forty cents an hour, but, perhaps, these people have never looked into a beef-boner's hands.