a cardinal number, 40 plus 2.
a symbol for this number, as 42 or XLII.
a set of this many persons or things.
a game for two persons or two partnerships played with dominoes but based upon the rules for all fours.
amounting to 42 in number.
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How to use forty-two in a sentence
forty-two years after its debut, The Godfather casts a long shadow over American cinema.
Her mother “was forty-two, and not delighted… I weighed over ten pounds and (she told me frequently) I nearly finished her off.”The Neglected Penelope Mortimer Was a Novelist Ahead of Her Time | Jessica Ferri | March 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
forty-two of the 49 Tunisian women parliamentarians are members of the Islamist Ennahda party.
forty-two year-old Tareq displayed an almost childlike need to be the smart guy in the room, the one in control.
forty-two percent of Afghan citizens live below the poverty line [PDF].
A girl of forty-two weeks showed the same excitement at the sight of a life-size painting of a cat as at that of a real cat.Children's Ways | James Sully
Starting in Dallas he received orders for one hundred forty-two copies the first day.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
On the 4th of May we put off to sea in a boat, for the purpose of coasting round to Papara, forty-two miles distant.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
Our next day's run was short, covering only forty-two miles between Launceston and Exeter.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
There are some forty-two of these cemeteries in all now known, many of which are only partially accessible.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow