Meaning of FOUR in English

/fawr, fohr/ , n.

1. a cardinal number, three plus one.

2. a symbol of this number, 4 or IV or IIII.

3. a set of this many persons or things.

4. a playing card, die face, or half of a domino face with four pips.

5. fours , Jazz. alternate four-bar passages, as played in sequence by different soloists: with guitar and piano trading fours.

6. Auto.

a. an automobile powered by a four-cylinder engine.

b. the engine itself.

7. on all fours . See all fours (def. 3).


8. amounting to four in number.

[ bef. 1000; ME four, fower, OE feower; c. OHG fior (G vier ), Goth fidwor; akin to L quattuor, Gk tésseres (Attic téttares ) ]

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