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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
                • I need to find someone to sit my kids on Friday evening for four hours.
                • tetrakis-(trichloromethyl)-benzene, benzene with four trichloromethyl groups attached,
                • John Wesley Powell ... the one-armed Civil War veteran led nine men in four wooden dories down the untamed and uncharted Colorado River and into the equally untamed and uncharted Grand Canyon.
              2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                • Four aircraft - including two air cranes - are currently waterbombing the area, [ … ] .
                • 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
                • Against all odds the small community college ended up in the NCAA final four.
                • They were lowbrow pastiche. The Adventures of Vicarage Leadbetter, a low-budget pisstake of Sherlock Holmes written for Radio 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
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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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