forty-eight

1 of 3

adjective

: being one more than 47 in number
forty-eight years
see Table of Numbers

forty-eight

2 of 3

pronoun, plural in construction

"
: 48 countable persons or things not specified but under consideration and being enumerated
forty-eight are here
forty-eight were found

forty-eight

3 of 3

noun

"
1
: eight and 40 : three times 16 : four times 12 : six times eight : four dozen
2
a
: 48 units or objects
a total of forty-eight
b
: a group or set of 48
3
: the numerable quantity symbolized by the arabic numerals 48
4
: the 48th in a set or series
especially : an article of clothing of the 48th size
wears a forty-eight
5
6
: a 48-hour leave (as from military duties)

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“Forty-eight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forty-eight. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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