a cardinal number, 40 plus 6.
a symbol for this number, as 46 or XLVI.
a set of this many persons or things.


amounting to 46 in number. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for forty-six

Contemporary Examples of forty-six

Historical Examples of forty-six

  • I have heard my father say that trade was never so brisk as in 'forty-six, when they were down this way.

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Eighteen forty-four, forty-five, forty-six—here it is—forty-seven.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • Damage to furniture in settin'-room, forty-six pauls and a half.

    One Of Them

    Charles James Lever

  • I should call you—let me see—a matter of forty-five or forty-six, sir.

  • He looks active, alert, and I'd not guess him above forty-six, or seven.

    Luttrell Of Arran

    Charles James Lever