/ fɔː(r); NAmE /
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noun a group of four people or things :
to make up a four at tennis
a coach and four (= four horses)
noun ( in cricket ) a shot that scores four runs
noun a team of four people who row a long narrow boat in races; the boat that they row
- on all fours
- these four walls
Old English fēower , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German vier , from an Indo-European root shared by Latin quattuor and Greek tessares .