Meaning of FOUR in English


Pronunciation: fo ̇ r

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from four adjective, from Old English f ē ower; akin to Old High German fior four, Latin quattuor, Greek tessares, tettares

Date: before 12th century

1 ― see NUMBER table

2 : the fourth in a set or series <the four of hearts>

3 : something having four units or members: as a : a 4-oared racing shell or its crew b : a 4-cylinder engine or automobile

– four adjective

– four pronoun, plural in construction

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.