- an automobile powered by a four-cylinder engine.
- the engine itself.
Idioms about four
Origin of four
Words nearby four
How to use four in a sentence
There are four photos there of representative presidential candidates.
Four weeks after the injections, all 20 of the participants had developed the antibodies needed to stave off the infection.
After four or five months of casual interaction, they realized they both had lost a young parent to cancer.
The injunction, she argued, only applies to these four plaintiffs—not to anyone else.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Each CAP, also known as an “orbit,” consists on four aircraft.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says|Dave Majumdar|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.Children's Ways|James Sully
In cross-section the burrows varied from round (three inches in diameter) to oval (three inches high and four inches wide).Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
Before the spinet a bench was placed about four feet below the keys, and I was put upon the bench.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
We had six field-pieces, but we only took four, harnessed wit twice the usual number of horses.
The Seven-score and four on the six middle Bells, the treble leading, and the tenor lying behind every change, makes good Musick.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
British Dictionary definitions for four
- a shot that crosses the boundary after hitting the ground
- the four runs scored for such a shot
- a racing shell propelled by four oarsmen pulling one oar each, with or without a cox
- the crew of such a shell
- amounting to fourfour thousand eggs; four times
- (as pronoun)four are ready
Other words from fourRelated prefixes: quadri-, tetra-
Word Origin for four
Other Idioms and Phrases with four
In addition to the idioms beginning with four
- four corners of the earth, the
- between you and me and (the four walls)
- on all fours