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Meaning of FORTY

Pronunciation:  'fortee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the cardinal number that is the product of ten and four
  2. [adj]  being ten more than thirty

FORTY is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: 40, 40, cardinal, twoscore, xl, XL
 See Also: large integer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \For"ty\ (f[^o]r"t[y^]), a. [OE. forti, fourti, fowerti,
    AS. fe['o]wertig; fe['o]wer four + suff. -tig ten; akin to
    OS. fiwartig, fiartig, D. veertig, G. vierzig, Icel.
    fj["o]rut[=i]u, Sw. fyratio, Dan. fyrretyve, Goth. fidw[=o]r
    tigjus. See {Four}, and {Ten}, and cf. {Fourteen}.]
    Four times ten; thirty-nine and one more.
  2. \For"ty\, n.; pl. {Forties} (-t[i^]z).
    1. The sum of four tens; forty units or objects.
    2. A symbol expressing forty units; as, 40, or xl.