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four

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noun \fȯr\

Simple Definition of four

  • : the number 4

  • : the fourth in a set or series

  • : four o'clock

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of four

  1. 1 — see number table

  2. 2 :  the fourth in a set or series <the four of hearts>

  3. 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

Examples of four in a sentence

  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

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FOUR Defined for Kids

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four

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adjective \ˈfȯr\

Definition of four for Students

  1. :  being one more than three




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four

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noun

Definition of four for Students

  1. 1 :  one more than three :  two times two :  4

  2. 2 :  the fourth in a set or series



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Four is the only number whose name is spelled with the quantity of letters that matches its value.


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