from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The ordinal number matching the number 40 in a series.
- n. One of 40 equal parts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. The ordinal form of the number forty.
- n. The person or thing in the fortieth position.
- n. One of forty equal parts of a whole.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Following the thirty-ninth, or preceded by thirty-nine units, things, or parts.
- adj. Constituting one of forty equal parts into which anything is divided.
- n. One of forty equal parts into which one whole is divided; the quotient of a unit divided by forty; one next in order after the thirty-ninth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Next after the thirty-ninth: an ordinal numeral.
- n. The quotient of unity divided by forty; one of forty equal parts into which something is divided.
- n. In early English law, one fortieth part of the rents of the year, or of movables, or both, granted or levied by way of tax.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. the ordinal number of forty in counting order
- n. position 40 in a countable series of things
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