fourscore

adjective
four·​score | \ ˈfȯr-ˈskȯr How to pronounce fourscore (audio) \

Definition of fourscore

: being four times twenty : eighty

First Known Use of fourscore

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About fourscore

Time Traveler for fourscore

Time Traveler

The first known use of fourscore was in the 13th century

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near fourscore

four-rowed barley

fourscore

fourscorth

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for fourscore

Cite this Entry

“Fourscore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fourscore. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for fourscore

fourscore

adjective
four·​score | \ ˈfȯr-ˌskȯr How to pronounce fourscore (audio) \

Kids Definition of fourscore

More from Merriam-Webster on fourscore

Nglish: Translation of fourscore for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Color

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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