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four

[ fawr, fohr ]
/ fɔr, foʊr /
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noun
adjective
amounting to four in number.
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Idioms about four

    on all fours. all fours (def. 3).

Origin of four

before 1000; Middle English four, fower,Old English fēower; cognate with Old High German fior (German vier), Gothic fidwor; akin to Latin quattuor,Greek tésseres (Attic téttares)

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH four

for, fore, four
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British Dictionary definitions for four

four
/ (fɔː) /

noun
determiner
  1. amounting to fourfour thousand eggs; four times
  2. (as pronoun)four are ready

Other words from four

Related prefixes: quadri-, tetra-

Word Origin for four

Old English fēower; related to Old Frisian fiūwer, Old Norse fjōrir, Old High German fior, Latin quattuor, Greek tessares, Sanskrit catur
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