Definition of forty-one 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: being one more than 40 in number forty-one years — see Table of Numbers


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



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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More about forty-one

Statistics for forty-one

Look-up Popularity

Comments on forty-one

What made you want to look up forty-one? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


the figure or shape of a crescent moon

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!