- next after the forty-first; being the ordinal number for 42.
- being one of 42 equal parts.
- a forty-second part, especially of one (1/42).
- the forty-second member of a series.
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Examples from the Web for forty-second
We'll take the car down to Forty-second Street, and cross over.The Film of Fear
What are his plans for his new show that he is tearing up Forty-second Street about?Blue-grass and Broadway
Maria Thompson Daviess
On the following day Nat was sent on an errand up to Forty-second Street.From Farm to Fortune
Horatio Alger Jr.
The "Highlander" regiments were the Forty-second and Seventy-first.The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn
Henry P. Johnston
This is a mistake: it arrives at the Forty-second Street Station.A Temporary Dead-Lock
Thomas A. Janvier