- next after the forty-fifth; being the ordinal number for 46.
- being one of 46 equal parts.
- a forty-sixth part, especially of one (1/46).
- the forty-sixth member of a series.
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Examples from the Web for forty-sixth
With Muspratt went a sergeant of the Forty-sixth and a bugler.Fort Amity
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He died on the third of April 1774, in his forty-sixth year.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 3. (of 4)
Thomas Babington Macaulay
It is easy to calculate, for his life began with the century, and this is its forty-sixth year.Barbara Blomberg, Complete
"Harlequin and Asmodeus" followed, for the forty-sixth time.Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi
The above-mentioned (monument) was constructed in the forty-sixth year of his reign.Archology and the Bible
George A. Barton