Four Horsemen

plural noun

Definition of Four Horsemen

: war, famine, pestilence, and death personified as the four major plagues of humankind

First Known Use of Four Horsemen

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Four Horsemen

from the apocalyptic vision in Revelation 6:2–8

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“Four Horsemen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Four%20Horsemen. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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