Definition of forty-eight
(Entry 1 of 3)
forty-eightpronoun, plural in construction
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Definition of forty-eight (Entry 2 of 3)
: 48 countable persons or things not specified but under consideration and being enumerated forty-eight are here forty-eight were found
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Definition of forty-eight (Entry 3 of 3)
1 : eight and 40 : three times 16 : four times 12 : six times eight : four dozen
2a : 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 : forty-eightmo
6 : a 48-hour leave (as from military duties)
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