Forty meaning

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The cardinal number equal to 4 × 10.
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Four times ten.
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The cardinal number between thirty-nine and forty-one; 40; XL.
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(slang) A 40 ounce bottle of beer.
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the forties
  • the numbers or years, as of a century, from forty through forty-nine
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the forties

Origin of forty

  • Middle English from Old English fēowertig kwetwer- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition