AskDefine | Define four

Dictionary Definition

four adj : being one more than three [syn: 4, iv] n : the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one [syn: 4, IV, tetrad, quatern, quaternion, quaternary, quaternity, quartet, quadruplet, foursome, Little Joe]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • a RP , /fɔː/, /fO:/
  • a US , /fɔːr/, /foʊr/, /fO:r/
    Rhymes with: -ɔː(r)

Etymology

fower < feower < < . Cognate with German vier, French quatre, Ancient Greek sc=polytonic, Russian четыре.

Cardinal number

  1. The number after three and before five; one plus three; two plus two; two times two. The typical number of fingers, other than the thumb, on one hand. This many: ••••. Ordinal: fourth.
  2. Describing a set or group with four components.

Translations

the cardinal number 4
set or group with four components
  • Lithuanian: ketveri, ketverios

Noun

  1. The digit or figure 4; an occurrence thereof.
  2. In the context of "cricket|countable": A score of 4 runs.
  3. In the context of "rowing": quadrupple sculls

Translations

the digit or figure 4
  • Danish: firtal
  • Finnish: nelonen
  • German: Vier
  • Lithuanian: ketvertas
  • Japanese: (よん, yon)
  • Russian: четвёрка
  • Swedish: fyra
Cricket
Rowing
  • German: Doppelvierer

Symbol

  1. defn English

French

Pronunciation

Noun

fr-noun m

Extensive Definition

4 is the year 4 AD.
4 or four may also refer to:
In music: In film and television:

See also

four in Kölsch: 4 (Watt ėßß datt?)
four in Slovenian: 4 (razločitev)
four in Turkish: Dört
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