Meaning of FOUR in English

FOUR

/ fɔː(r); NAmE /

1.

number 4

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2.

noun a group of four people or things :

to make up a four at tennis

a coach and four (= four horses)

3.

noun ( in cricket ) a shot that scores four runs

4.

noun a team of four people who row a long narrow boat in races; the boat that they row

IDIOMS

- on all fours

- these four walls

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English fēower , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German vier , from an Indo-European root shared by Latin quattuor and Greek tessares .

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