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Four vs. Quaternity

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Fournumeral

A numerical value equal to 4; the number after three and before five; two plus two. This many dots (••••)

‘There are four seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn.’;

Quaternitynoun

(countable) A group or set of four.

Fournumeral

Describing a set or group with four elements.

Quaternitynoun

(uncountable) The state of being four.

Fournoun

(countable) The digit or figure 4; an occurrence thereof.

Quaternitynoun

The number four.

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Fournoun

(countable) Anything measuring four units, as length.

‘Do you have any more fours? I want to make this a little taller.’;

Quaternitynoun

The union of four in one, as of four persons; - analogous to the theological term trinity.

Fournoun

A person who is four years old.

‘I'll take the threes, fours and fives and go to the playground.’;

Quaternitynoun

the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one

Fournoun

An event whereby a batsman hits a ball which bounces on the ground before passing over a boundary in the air, resulting in an award of 4 runs for the batting team. If the ball does not bounce before passing over the boundary, a six is awarded instead.

Fournoun

A power forward.

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Fournoun

(rowing) Four-man sweep racing shell, with or without a coxswain.

Fournoun

The shell itself.

‘The team bought a new four last season.’;

Fournoun

The crew rowing in a four boat.

‘Our four won both races.’;

Fournoun

(colloquial) A regatta event for four boats.

‘We got third place in the varsity four.’;

Fournoun

(obsolete) A four-pennyworth of spirits.

Fouradjective

One more than three; twice two.

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Fournoun

The sum of four units; four units or objects.

Fournoun

A symbol representing four units, as 4 or iv.

Fournoun

Four things of the same kind, esp. four horses; as, a chariot and four.

Fournoun

the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one

Fouradjective

being one more than three

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