forty-five

[fawr-tee-fahyv]

noun

a cardinal number, 40 plus 5.
a symbol for this number, as 45 or XLV.
a set of this many persons or things.

adjective

amounting to 45 in number.

Nearby words

  1. forty-eight,
  2. forty-eighth,
  3. forty-eightmo,
  4. forty-fifth,
  5. forty-first,
  6. forty-four,
  7. forty-fourth,
  8. forty-nine,
  9. forty-niner,
  10. forty-niners

.45

noun, plural .45s, .45's.

a pistol, revolver, or cartridge of .45-caliber, or having a diameter of .45 inch.

45

noun, plural 45s, 45's.

a seven-inch phonograph record played at 45 r.p.m., especially a popular-music single.

Origin of 45

First recorded in 1945–50

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British Dictionary definitions for forty-five

forty-five

noun

a gramophone record played at 45 revolutions per minute
US and Canadian a pistol having .45 calibre

Forty-Five

noun

the Forty-Five British history another name for Jacobite Rebellion (def. 2)
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