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forties (decade)

Definition:

the decade from 1940 to 1949

Class:

time noun (time and temporal relations)

Usage:

plural

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

1940's [plural] | 1940s [plural] | '40's [plural] | 40's [plural] | '40s [plural] | 40s [plural]

Etymology:

Old English fēowertig
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of forties...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

1940s

a decade that began on January 1, 1940 and ended on December 31, 1949. The Second World War took place in the first half of the decade, which had a profound effect on most countries and people in Europe, Asia and elsewhere. The consequences of the war ... (47 of 4346 words, 32 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/1940​s

Wiktionary:

decade | decades [plural] | 1880s | 1890s | 1920s | '20s | twenties | 1930s | '30s | ...

A series or group of ten things. | A period of ten years. | [French history] In the French Revolutionary calendar, a group of ten days. | A series of ten Hail Marys in the rosary. | [rare] The interval between any two quantities having the ratio 10 to 1. (46 of 165 words, 5 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/decade

New World Dictionary:

forty | forties [plural]

four times ten | the cardinal number between thirty-nine and forty-one; 40; XL (12 of 33 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/forty

Collins Dictionary:

forties | forty

[of] "forty" | the forties the numbers 40--49 in a particular century, especially the 20th century | your forties the ages between 40--49: in your ... (25 of 523 words, 9 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/forties

Macmillan British Dictionary:

forties [plural] | the forties | in your forties

"the forties": the years from 1940 to 1949 | a temperature in the forties is between 40 and 49 degrees Fahrenheit | "in your forties": aged between 40 ... (26 of 62 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/forties

Cambridge Dictionary:

forties [entry 1]

A person's forties are the period in which they are aged between 40 and 49 (15 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/forties 1

forties [entry 2] | the forties

"the forties": the range of temperature between 40° and 49° | the period of years between 40 and 49 in any century (21 of 44 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/forties 2

Oxford Dictionary:

decade | decennium [rare] | decennia [rare, plural] | decenniums [rare, plural] | decadal [derived]

a period of ten years | a period of ten years beginning with a year ending in 0 | each of the five divisions of each chapter of the rosary | a range ... (30 of 184 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/decade

decennium | decennia [plural] | decenniums [plural]

Syllabification: (de·cen·ni·um) | a decade. (4 of 38 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/decennium

American Heritage Dictionary:

decennary | decennaries [plural]

Of or relating to a ten-year period. | A period of ten years; a decade. (14 of 31 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/decennary

Merriam-Webster:

decennium | decenniums [plural] | -nia [plural] | decade [synonym]

a period of 10 years; "decade" (6 of 31 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/decennium

Random House Dictionary:

decennary | decennaries [plural]

a decennium. | pertaining to a period of ten years; decennial. (10 of 20 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/decennary

Encarta Dictionary:

forty | forties [plural]

the number 40 | a group of forty objects or people | in a game of tennis, the score awarded to a player with a score of thirty on winning a further ... (30 of 112 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861613126​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Collins Dictionary:

forties | forty

Origin: Old English fēowertig

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/forties

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

forties [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "forties"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/forties

Macmillan American Dictionary:

forties [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "forties"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/forties

Cambridge Dictionary:

forties [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "forties"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "forties"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/forties 2

the Free Dictionary:

Forties

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Forties"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Forties"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Forties

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