forty

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English[edit]

English cardinal numbers
 <  39 40 41  > 
    Cardinal : forty
    Ordinal : fortieth

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Middle English, from Old English, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *fedwōr tigiwiz ‎(forty).

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forty

  1. (cardinal) The cardinal number occurring after thirty-nine and before forty-one.

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  • In modern usage, "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.

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forty ‎(plural forties)

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

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Noun[edit]

forty

  1. inflection of fort:
    1. nominative plural
    2. accusative plural
    3. vocative plural