a cardinal number, 40 plus 9.
a symbol for this number, as 49 or XLIX.
a set of this many persons or things.


amounting to 49 in number. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for forty-nine

Contemporary Examples of forty-nine

Historical Examples of forty-nine

  • Then he'll look at the other forty-nine crates and say, 'Oh, Hell!'

    The Harbor

    Ernest Poole

  • It was Father Sergius's sixth year as a recluse, and he was now forty-nine.

    Father Sergius

    Leo Tolstoy

  • So that our majority of forty-nine was a close thing, though not so close as we expected.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • Whittier, John Greenleaf, portrait at age of forty-nine, from 95 to 97.


    Samuel T. Pickard

  • Wan hunder an' forty-nine an' a half—bad luck to ye, Discobolus!

    "Captains Courageous"

    Rudyard Kipling