from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A .45-caliber pistol.
  • n. A phonograph record designed to be played at 45 revolutions per minute.

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  • n. Cardinal number after forty-four and before forty-six.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A game of cards, played with a full pack, in which each trick counts five and the game is forty-five.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being five more than forty
  • n. a .45-caliber pistol


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  • She flung open the door to locker forty-five, aka the Candy and Tampon Locker, and gestured at it forcibly, so that the ten of us sitting in the homeroom during third period could not help but notice that it contained no tampons.

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  • One girl bragged that she had written the word frindle forty-five times on her sheets today.


  • Respondents were offered $25 for completing the survey, which, on average, took between forty-five minutes and an hour to complete.

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  • But it was not always as easy as having a word with myself and falling back on Tim, because those one-hours sometimes felt a decade long and there were two or three occasions when I lasted only forty-five minutes and had to leave.

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  • We must have been in there for about forty-five minutes and it was ending perfectly—until I cussed again.

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  • Eight years ago I weighed more than a hundred and forty-five pounds and was concerned about an upcoming video shoot.

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  • It takes forty-five minutes for him to drive there, but he never wavers.

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  • “He had an after-school snack around three forty-five,” I said, “a piece of buttered toast and a small glass of apple juice.”

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  • He looked at his sagging pectorals that gave him a tiny-titty look…well, maybe forty-five.

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  • Ferran defends the policy with an appeal to logistics: forty-five people in the kitchen, more than fifty dishes in circulation at any time.

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