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Wiktionary

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Pronunciation

Cardinal number

forty

  1. The cardinal number occurring after thirty-nine and before forty-one, represented in Roman numerals as XL and in Arabic numerals as 40. Ordinal: fortieth.
    Arabic numerals: 40
    Roman numerals: XL
    Last: thirty (30), thirty-nine (39)
    Next: forty-one (41), fifty (50)

Usage notes

  • Fourty is considered incorrect. The spelling "forty" relates to some of the other numbers representing tens. Examples: twenty rather than twoty, thirty rather than threety, and fifty rather than fivety.

Translations

Noun

Singular
forty

Plural
forties

forty (plural forties)

  1. (slang) A 40 ounce bottle of beer.







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