four

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noun \ˈfȯr\

Definition of four

  1. 1 :  a number that is one more than three — see number table

  2. 2 :  the fourth in a set or series the four of hearts

  3. 3 :  something having four units or members: such asa :  a 4-oared racing shell or its crewb :  a 4-cylinder engine or automobile

four

adjective

four

pronoun, plural in construction

Examples of four in a Sentence

  1. What time is it? It's four.

  2. I leave each day at four.

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Origin and Etymology of four

Middle English, from four adjective, from Old English fēower; akin to Old High German fior four, Latin quattuor, Greek tessares, tettares

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FOUR Defined for English Language Learners

four

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noun

Definition of four for English Language Learners

  • : the number 4

  • : the fourth in a set or series

  • : four o'clock


FOUR Defined for Kids

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four

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adjective \ˈfȯr\

Definition of four for Students

  1. :  being one more than three


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four

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noun

Definition of four for Students

  1. 1 :  one more than three :  two times two :  4

  2. 2 :  the fourth in a set or series

Headscratcher for four

Four is the only number whose name is spelled with the quantity of letters that matches its value.



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