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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
                • The entire symphony was recapitulated in the last four bars.
                • 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.
                • I need to find someone to sit my kids on Friday evening for four hours.
              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 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.
                • Four equally spaced bolt holes on a bolt circle can be dimensioned at one hole with the notation (TYP) following it.
              3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • They were lowbrow pastiche. The Adventures of Vicarage Leadbetter, a low-budget pisstake of Sherlock Holmes written for Radio Four.
                • Against all odds the small community college ended up in the NCAA final 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
                  Source: Wiktionary
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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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