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four

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:four Wikipedia English numbers (edit) 40  ←  3 45  →  Cardinal: four
    Ordinal: fourth
    Multiplier: quadruple, fourfold
    Distributive: quadruply

Etymology[edit]

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

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Numeral[edit]

four

  1. A numerical value equal to 4; the number after three and before five; two plus two. This many dots (••••)
    There are four seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn.
  2. Describing a set or group with four elements.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Antigua and Barbuda Creole English: fuar, fua
  • Aukan: fo
  • Belizean Creole: foa , foar
  • Bislama: fo
  • Cameroon Pidgin: fo̱
  • Grenadian Creole English: fo
  • Gullah: fo
  • Krio: fo
  • Kriol: fo
  • Nigerian Pidgin English: fo̱r
  • Pichinglis: fo
  • Pijin: foa
  • Saramaccan: fɔ́
  • Sranan Tongo: fo
  • Tok Pisin: foa
  • Torres Strait Creole: po

Translations[edit]

the cardinal number 4 set or group with four components

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Noun[edit]

four (countable and uncountable, plural fours)

  1. (countable) The digit or figure 4; an occurrence thereof.
  2. (countable) Anything measuring four units, as length.
    Do you have any more fours? I want to make this a little taller.
  3. A person who is four years old.
    I'll take the threes, fours and fives and go to the playground.
  4. (cricket, countable) An event in which the batsmen run four times between the wickets or, more often, a batsman hits a ball which bounces on the ground before passing over a boundary, 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.
  5. (basketball, countable) A power forward.
  6. (rowing) Four-man sweep racing shell, with or without a coxswain.
    1. The shell itself.
      The team bought a new four last season.
    2. The crew rowing in a four boat.
      Our four won both races.
    3. (colloquial) A regatta event for four boats.
      We got third place in the varsity four.
  7. (obsolete) A four-pennyworth of spirits.
    • 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet, IV:
      I was a-strollin' down, thinkin' between ourselves how uncommon handy a four of gin hot would be, when suddenly the glint of a light caught my eye in the window of that same house.

Derived terms[edit]

  • (numeral): rouf (back slang)

Translations[edit]

the digit or figure 4 in cricket in rowing
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See also[edit]

Pages starting with "four".

Playing cards in English · playing cards (layout · text) ace deuce, two three four five six seven eight nine ten jack, knave queen king joker, jolly joker Symbols of number four in various numeral systems

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French forn, from Latin furnus, from Proto-Italic *fornos, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰr̥-nós, from *gʷʰer- (“warm, hot”).

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Noun[edit]

four m (plural fours)

  1. oven
  2. stove
  3. flop

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Istriot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin foris, foras. Compare Italian fuori, Friulian fûr, Dalmatian fure, Venetian fora.

Adverb[edit]

four

  1. out, outside

Preposition[edit]

four

  1. out, outside

Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French forn, from Latin furnus.

Noun[edit]

four m (plural fours)

  1. (Guernsey) oven
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