Definition of forty-one

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: being one more than 40 in number forty-one years — see Table of Numbers
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Definition of forty-one (Entry 2 of 3)

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


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Definition of forty-one (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : one and 40
2a : 41 units or objects a total of forty-one
b : a group or set of 41
3 : the numerable quantity symbolized by the arabic numerals 41
4 : the 41st in a set or series especially : an article of clothing of the 41st size wears a forty-one
5 : a 41 caliber pistol usually written .41
6 or forty-one pool : a pool game played with a cue ball and 15 object balls in which each player attempts to score sufficient points to total exactly 41 when added to his private number

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