forty-seven

1 of 3

adjective

: being one more than 46 in number
forty-seven years
see Table of Numbers

forty-seven

2 of 3

pronoun, plural in construction

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

forty-seven

3 of 3

noun

"
1
: seven and 40
2
a
: 47 units or objects
a total of forty-seven
b
: a group or set of 47
3
: the numerable quantity symbolized by the arabic numerals 47
4
: the 47th in a set or series
especially : an article of clothing of the 47th size
wears a forty-seven

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“Forty-seven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forty-seven. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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