- next after the forty-sixth; being the ordinal number for 47.
- being one of 47 equal parts.
- a forty-seventh part, especially of one (1/47).
- the forty-seventh member of a series.
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Examples from the Web for forty-seventh
He died at Rome in the year 1758, in the forty-seventh year of his age.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745
Senator Bruce was not returned to the Forty-seventh Congress.
Thus died, in his forty-seventh year, "The Bravest of the Brave."
How should he use his future life,—he who as yet had not passed his forty-seventh year?The Prime Minister
Are you going through that forty-seventh problem this morning, sir?Quicksilver
George Manville Fenn