Definition of "fortieth" []

  • The ordinal number matching the number 40 in a series. (noun)
  • One of 40 equal parts. (noun)
  • Being the ordinal number of forty in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc. Often written: 40th (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as noun) (adjective)
  • One of 40 approximately equal parts of something (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The fraction equal to one divided by 40 (1⁄40) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "fortieth" in a sentence
  • ""This is the measure of the Truma" (or, of the oblation yielded to the priests), A good eye yieldeth one out of forty; that is, the fortieth part."
  • "But the feast then had no proper name; it was simply called the fortieth day after Epiphany."
  • "This same year, that is to say the fortieth year after the passion of our"