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[fawr-tee-too] /ˈfɔr tiˈtu/
a cardinal number, 40 plus 2.
a symbol for this number, as 42 or XLII.
a set of this many persons or things.
a game for two persons or two partnerships played with dominoes but based upon the rules for all fours.
amounting to 42 in number. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • During the preceding thirty-one hours the four companies of the Regiment had marched forty-two miles.

  • forty-two north—but, Captain, we are bound for forty north—we're out of our course.

    The Landing of the Pilgrims Henry Fisk Carlton
  • One crash he heard distinctly above the others and he believed it was that of a forty-two centimeter.

    The Forest of Swords Joseph A. Altsheler
  • On the 4th of February, 1861, forty-two delegates met at Montgomery, Ala.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • A house in Milan, on which some of those shingles were put in 1844, was still in excellent condition forty-two years later.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin

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