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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.]

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,
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.
5. amounting to 40 in number.
[before 950; Middle English fourti, Old English fēowertig]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 forty - the cardinal number that is the product of ten and four40, XLlarge integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten Adj. 1 forty - 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

40
patruzeci
štyridsaťštyridsať rokovštyridsaťročný
štirideset
fyrtio
สี่สิบ
kırkkırk yaşıkırk yaşında
сорок
bốn mươi

forty

[ˈfɔːtɪ]
to have forty winksechar un sueñecito
B. Ncuarenta m
the forties (= 1940s) → los años cuarenta
to be in one's forties
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) (inf)
nVierzig f ? also sixty

forty

[ˈfɔːtɪ]
1. nquaranta m inv
to have forty winks (fam) →
for usage see fifty

forty

(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.
forty-
having forty (of something). a forty-page index.
(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

čtyřicet fyrre neljäkymmentä četrdeset 四十 40 fyrtio สี่สิบ bốn mươi
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