[ fawr-tee-nahyn ]


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


  1. amounting to 49 in number.

Discover More

Example Sentences

Forty-nine percent of whites said it is widespread, while 48 percent said it was not widespread.

Forty-nine-year-old Elena brings a trembling hand to the bridge of her nose and makes a slashing movement across it.

Forty-nine were sentenced to death, but only one, Pvt. Eddie Slovik, was actually executed.

Forty-nine percent said the House would stay with the Republicans.

Forty-nine years ago today, 200,000 civil-rights advocates marched on Washington—peacefully.

She had just come to forty-nine, and was wondering if she might remind the fairy father of his duty, when the door opened.

In some regions it is as high as forty-nine or fifty inches and, in others, as low as thirty-six or thirty-seven inches.

You furnish right of way and enough money to give you forty-nine per cent of the stock in the company we'll form.

On a division the second reading was carried by a majority of one hundred and forty-nine against twenty.

On a division, the first clause was expunged by a majority of one hundred and forty-nine against eighty.


Word of the Day



Meaning and examples

Start each day with the Word of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.