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four meaning

EN[fɔː] [fɔɹ] [fo(ː)ɹ] [foə] [-əʊə(r)] [-ɔː(ɹ)]
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    Definition of four in English Dictionary

  • NounPLfours
    1. NC The digit or figure 4; an occurrence thereof.
      1. NC Anything measuring four units, as length.
        1. Do you have any more fours? I want to make this a little taller.
      2. A person who is four years old.
        1. I'll take the threes, fours and fives and go to the playground.
      3. (cricket) NC 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.
        1. (basketball) NC A power forward.
          1. (rowing) Quadruple sculls.
            1. OBS A four-pennyworth of spirits.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • Another surprise is that Newcastle have the meanest defence in all four leagues and they did their utmost to preserve the tag at Molineux.
                • After four to eight days of incubation, this biolung was grafted on to a rat.
                • In the lobby of the Bardessono hotel, which recently opened in Napa Valley, four alcove panels are filled with epiphytic air plants (tillandsias) simply clipped onto metal rods.
              2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                • Four and Twenty tailors went to kill a snail; the best man among them durst not touch her tail...
                • Four aircraft - including two air cranes - are currently waterbombing the area, [ … ] .
                • Four small suspension bridges, complete with towers and cables like those on the span across the East River, are now encased inside the Capitol’s subbasement understructure.
              3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • Against all odds the small community college ended up in the NCAA final four.
                • They were lowbrow pastiche. The Adventures of Vicarage Leadbetter, a low-budget pisstake of Sherlock Holmes written for Radio Four.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                  • Singularia tantum
                    • Uncountable nouns
                  • Numerals
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                  1. fr four
                  2. en fourth
                  3. en fourteenth
                  4. en four-legged
                  5. en foursome
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                  Meaning of four for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "four" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a numeral.
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