forty-eight

[ fawr-tee-eyt ]
/ ˈfɔr tiˈeɪt /
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noun

a cardinal number, 40 plus 8.
a symbol for this number, as 48 or XLVIII.
a set of this many persons or things.
the forty-eight, the 48 contiguous states of the U.S.

adjective

amounting to 48 in number.

Nearby words

  1. fortuneteller,
  2. fortunetelling,
  3. forty,
  4. forty hours,
  5. forty winks,
  6. forty-eighth,
  7. forty-eightmo,
  8. forty-fifth,
  9. forty-first,
  10. forty-five

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