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forty–two

adjective

Definition of forty–two

  1. :  being one more than 41 in number forty-two years — see number table

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forty–two

pronoun, plural in construction \"\

Definition of forty–two

  1. :  42 countable persons or things not specified but under consideration and being enumerated forty-two are here forty-two were found

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forty–two

noun \"\

Definition of forty–two

  1. 1 :  two and 40 :  three times 14 :  six times seven

  2. 2a :  42 units or objects a total of forty-two b :  a group or set of 42

  3. 3 :  the numerable quantity symbolized by the arabic numerals 42

  4. 4 :  the 42d in a set or series; especially :  an article of clothing of the 42d size wears a forty-two

  5. 5 :  a game played with dominoes but resembling the card game pitch and having the sum of the counters equal 42

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