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four

noun \fr\

: the number 4

: the fourth in a set or series

: four o'clock

Full Definition of FOUR

1
— see number table
2
:  the fourth in a set or series <the four of hearts>
3
:  something having four units or members: as
a :  a 4-oared racing shell or its crew
b :  a 4-cylinder engine or automobile
four adjective
four pronoun, plural in construction
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Examples of FOUR

  1. What time is it? It's four.
  2. I leave each day at four.

Origin of FOUR

Middle English, from four adjective, from Old English fēower; akin to Old High German fior four, Latin quattuor, Greek tessares, tettares
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Number-Related Terms

jubilee, myriad, quarantine, score, twain
FOUR Defined for Kids

1four

adjective \ˈfr\

Definition of FOUR for Kids

:  being one more than three

2four

noun

Definition of FOUR for Kids

1
:  one more than three :  two times two :  4
2
:  the fourth in a set or series

Headscratcher for FOUR

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