Four meaning

fôr
Four is a number that comes after 3 and before 5.

A number that is reached by multiplying 2 by 2, is an example of four.

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The fourth in a set or sequence.
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The cardinal number equal to 3 + 1.
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(countable) Anything measuring four units, as length.

Do you have any more fours? I want to make this a little taller.

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Something having four parts, units, or members, such as a musical quartet or a four-cylinder engine.
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Totaling one more than three.
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The cardinal number between three and five; 4; IV.
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Any group of four people or things.
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Something numbered four or having four units, as a playing card, face of a die, etc.
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(countable) The digit or figure 4; an occurrence thereof.
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A person who is four years old.

I'll take the threes, fours and fives and go to the playground.

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(cricket, countable) An event whereby a batsman hits a ball which bounces on the ground before passing over a boundary in the air, resulting in an award of 4 runs for the batting team. If the ball does not bounce before passing over the boundary, a six is awarded instead.
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(rowing) Quadruple sculls.
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all fours
  • All four limbs of an animal or person:
    A baby crawling on all fours.
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on all fours
  • on all four feet
  • on hands and knees (or feet)
  • exactly equatable (with)
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of four

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

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

  • Middle English fower, from Old English fēower, from Proto-Germanic *fedwōr, from previous pre-Grimm Proto-Germanic *petwṓr, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwṓr, the neuter form of Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres. Cognate with German vier, Gothic (fidw), Ancient Greek τέσσαρες (tessares), Latin quattuor (French quatre, Portuguese quatro), Old Norse fjórir (Danish fire), Russian четыре (četýre), Sanskrit चतुर् (catur).

    From Wiktionary