Forties
Forty For"ty, n.; pl. {Forties} (-t[i^]z). 1. The sum of four tens; forty units or objects. [1913 Webster]

2. A symbol expressing forty units; as, 40, or xl. [1913 Webster]


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  • Forties — can mean: *1940s, the years 1940 1949. *Long Forties, area in the North Sea. *Forties oilfield in the North Sea **Forties pipeline system *Roaring Forties …   Wikipedia

  • forties — 1843 as the years of someone s life between 40 and 49; 1840 as a decade of years in a given century. See FORTY (Cf. forty). Also a designation applied in various places and times to certain oligarchies, ruling classes, or governing bodies. It is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Forties — For ties, n. pl. See {Forty}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forties —   [ fɔːtɪːz], bedeutendes Erdölfeld in der Nordsee, 165 km vor der Küste Schottlands, liefert seit 1975 Rohöl durch eine Pipeline über Cruden Bay (nördlich von Aberdeen) nach Grangemouth …   Universal-Lexikon

  • forties — see eighties …   Modern English usage

  • forties — UK [ˈfɔː(r)tɪz] / US [ˈfɔrtɪz] noun [plural] the forties in your forties …   English dictionary

  • Forties — 57° 43′ 00″ N 1° 01′ 00″ W / 57.71666, 1.01666 Forties est le plu …   Wikipédia en Français

  • forties — noun a) The decade of the 1940s. Theyre both in their forties. b) The decade of ones life from age 40 through age 49 …   Wiktionary

  • forties — noun 1. the time of life between 40 and 50 (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑mid forties • Hypernyms: ↑time of life • Part Holonyms: ↑adulthood, ↑maturity 2. the decade from 1940 to …   Useful english dictionary

  • forties — n. years between 1940 and 1949, decade of the 1940 s for·ty || fÉ”rtɪ / fɔːt n. number 40 adj. being 40 in number …   English contemporary dictionary

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