American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A group of four persons or things, especially two couples.
- n. A game, especially a golf match, played by four persons, usually competing in pairs.
- n. The players in such a game.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- By fours; with four: said of anything in which four act together: as, a foursome reel. Compare fivesome, sevensome, twosome.
- n. A golf match in which four persons engage, two playing against the other two.
- n. A group of four, a quartet or a game (such as golf) played by four players, especially by two teams of two.
- n. A fourgie, sex between four people
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Scot. or Golf Consisting of four; requiring four participants.
- n. (Golf) A game between four players, with two on each side and each side playing but one ball, the partners striking alternately. It is called a mixed foursome when each side consists of a man and a woman.
- n. A group of four people or objects.
- n. four people considered as a unit
- n. the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
- four + -some (Wiktionary)
- Middle English four-som, from Old English fēowra sum, one of four : fēowra, genitive pl. of fēower, four; see four + sum, one; see -some2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Perry was on the brink of a spectacular victory with Jim Furyk over Garcia and Westwood in foursome play.”
“New to the foursome is Louis (Jennifer Hudson), who is conspicuous both in her in appearance and in her targeted, jarring service to the plot.”
“Subtitled: “Talk Show Interviews with Coatlicue the Aztec Goddess, Malinche the Maligned, the Virgin of Guadalupe and La Llorona: The Wailer,” the fierce foursome is a celebration of the dark goddesses — Mexican figures that have been imprisoned inside the symbols of (respectively) destruction, betrayal, saintliness and errant motherhood.”
“They were an imposing foursome from the opening tip.”
“The word foursome is often misused today as a description of four players in the same group.”
“The foursome is soon returning to Las Vegas to perform the “Sgt. Pepper’s” album live at a residency.”
“I’ve been thinking that our happy little foursome is so balanced.”
“Completing the foursome was a sixty-year-old blacksmith and jack of all trades named Cornbury S.”
“A foursome was the last thing the boy needed and if the bloody girl mentioned chairs again he'd bloody brain her.”
The Fifth Rapunzel
“Of all the stymies in the world, that which has been laid you by your own partner in a foursome is the most exasperating.”
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