Definition of forty-nine

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: being one more than 48 in number forty-nine years — see Table of Numbers
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Definition of forty-nine (Entry 2 of 3)

: 49 countable persons or things not specified but under consideration and being enumerated forty-nine are here forty-nine were found


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Definition of forty-nine (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : nine and 40 : seven sevens : the square of seven
2a : 49 units or objects a total of forty-nine
b : a group or set of 49
3 : the numerable quantity symbolized by the arabic numerals 49
4 : the 49th in a set or series especially : an article of clothing of the 49th size wears a forty-nine

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