Definition of "four" [four]

  • The cardinal number equal to 3 + 1. (noun)
  • The fourth in a set or sequence. (noun)
  • Something having four parts, units, or members, such as a musical quartet or a four-cylinder engine. (noun)
  • All fours All four limbs of an animal or person: a baby crawling on all fours. (idiom)

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.

Use "four" in a sentence
  • "The four Corners of the Table must be furnished with _four Holes_, and exactly in the middle of each side _one Hole_, and these Holes must be hung at the bottoms with _Nets_, Which Holes are named _Hazards_, because if either by Skill or Chance one Gamester strikes anothers Ball into these Holes, or Hazards, as we will now call them, he wins One; the"
  • "I never hear of an inexperienced buyer in search of a rifle without being reminded of the purchaser of a telescope, who, on asking the optician, among a multitude of other questions, whether he would be able to discern an object through it four miles off, received for reply, 'See an object _four_ miles off, Sir?"
  • "The owner or master of the establishment was squatted upon the dry sandy ground, with three or four young children sprawling round him, while his _four_ wives were occupied with their respective duties."