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Webster 1913 Edition


Four

Four

(fōr)
,
Adj.
[OE.
four
,
fower
,
feower
, AS.
feówer
; akin to OS.
fiwar
, D. & G.
vier
, OHG.
fior
, Icel.
fjōrir
, Sw.
fyra
, Dan.
fire
, Goth.
fidwōr
, Russ.
chetuire
,
chetvero
, W.
pedwar
, L.
quatuor
, Gr.
τέτταρες
,
τέσσαρες
,
πίσυρες
, Skr.
catur
. √302. Cf.
Farthing
,
Firkin
,
Forty
,
Cater
four,
Quater-cousin
,
Quatuor
,
Quire
of paper,
tetrarch
.]
One more than three; twice two.

Four

,
Noun.
1.
The sum of four units; four units or objects.
2.
A symbol representing four units, as 4 or iv.
3.
Four things of the same kind, esp. four horses;
as, a chariot and
four
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Four

FOUR

,
Adj.
[L. petoritum, petorritum, a carriage with four wheels, petor-rota.]
Twice two; denoting the sum or two and two.

Definition 2021


four

four

English

English numbers
40
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : four
    Ordinal : fourth
    Multiplier : quadruple

Numeral

four

  1. (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 4; the number after three and before five; two plus two. This many dots (••••)
    There are four seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn.
  2. Describing a set or group with four components.

Derived terms

Related terms

Descendants

  • Antigua and Barbuda Creole English: fuar, fua
  • Aukan: fo
  • Belizean Creole: foa, foar
  • Bislama: fo
  • Cameroon Pidgin: fo̱
  • Grenadian Creole English: fo
  • Gullah: fo
  • Krio: fo
  • Kriol: fo
  • Nigerian Pidgin English: fo̱r
  • Pichinglis: fo
  • Pijin: foa
  • Saramaccan: fɔ́
  • Sranan Tongo: fo
  • Tok Pisin: foa
  • Torres Strait Creole: po

Translations

See also

  • Table of cardinal numbers 0 to 9 in various languages

See also

Noun

four (countable and uncountable, plural fours)

  1. (countable) The digit or figure 4; an occurrence thereof.
  2. (countable) Anything measuring four units, as length.
    Do you have any more fours? I want to make this a little taller.
  3. A person who is four years old.
    I'll take the threes, fours and fives and go to the playground.
  4. (cricket, countable) An event whereby a batsman hits a ball which bounces on the ground before passing over a boundary in the air, resulting in an award of 4 runs for the batting team. If the ball does not bounce before passing over the boundary, a six is awarded instead.
  5. (basketball, countable) A power forward.
  6. (rowing) Quadruple sculls.
  7. (obsolete) A four-pennyworth of spirits.
    • 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet, IV:
      I was a-strollin' down, thinkin' between ourselves how uncommon handy a four of gin hot would be, when suddenly the glint of a light caught my eye in the window of that same house.

Translations

See also

Look at pages starting with four.

Playing cards in English · playing cards (layout · text)
ace deuce, two three four five six seven
eight nine ten jack queen king joker

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: feet · lay · along · #330: four · wish · gone · times

French

Etymology

From Latin furnus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fuʁ/

Noun

four m (plural fours)

  1. oven
  2. stove
  3. flop

Derived terms

Related terms


Istriot

Etymology

From Latin foris, foras. Compare Italian fuori, Friulian fûr, Dalmatian fure, Venetian fora.

Adverb

four

  1. out, outside

Preposition

four

  1. out, outside

Norman

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin furnus.

Noun

four m (plural fours)

  1. (Guernsey) oven