Fortieth
Fortieth For"ti*eth, n. One of forty equal parts into which one whole is divided; the quotient of a unit divided by forty; one next in order after the thirty-ninth. [1913 Webster]

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  • fortieth — (Amer.) for·ti·eth || fÉ”rtɪɪθ / fɔːt n. number 40 in a series; fortieth part of forty equal parts, 1/40 (also fourtieth) adj. next after the thirty ninth; being one of 40 equal parts (also fourtieth) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fortieth — [fôrt′ē ith] adj. [ME fourtithe < OE feowertigotha: see FORTY & TH2] 1. preceded by thirty nine others in a series; 40th 2. designating any of the forty equal parts of something n. 1. the one following the thirty ninth …   English World dictionary

  • Fortieth — For ti*eth, a. [AS. fe[ o]wertigo?a. See {Forty}.] 1. Following the thirty ninth, or preceded by thirty nine units, things, or parts. [1913 Webster] 2. Constituting one of forty equal parts into which anything is divided. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fortieth — O.E. feowertigoða, from feowertig (see FORTY (Cf. forty)) + TH (Cf. th)). Cf. O.N. fertugonde, Swed. fyrationde, Dan. fyrretyvende …   Etymology dictionary

  • fortieth — /fawr tee ith/, adj. 1. next after the thirty ninth; being the ordinal number for 40. 2. being one of 40 equal parts. n. 3. a fortieth part, esp. of one (1/40). 4. the fortieth member of a series. [bef. 1100; ME fourtithe, OE feowertigotha. See… …   Universalium

  • fortieth — for•ti•eth [[t]ˈfɔr ti ɪθ[/t]] adj. 1) next after the thirty ninth; being the ordinal number for 40 2) being one of 40 equal parts 3) a fortieth part, esp. of one (1/40) 4) the fortieth member of a series • Etymology: bef. 1100; ME fourtithe, OE… …   From formal English to slang

  • fortieth — /ˈfɔtiəθ/ (say fawteeuhth) adjective 1. next after the thirty ninth. 2. being one of forty equal parts. –noun 3. a fortieth part, especially of one (¹⁄₄₀). 4. the fortieth member of a series …   Australian English dictionary

  • fortieth — 1. adjective /ˈfɔːtiəθ,ˈfɔɻtiəθ/ The ordinal form of the number forty. 2. noun /ˈfɔːtiəθ,ˈfɔɻtiəθ/ a) The person or thing in the fortieth position. b) One of forty equal parts of a whole …   Wiktionary

  • fortieth — for|ti|eth [ fɔrtiəθ ] number 1. ) in the place or position counted as number 40: her fortieth birthday 2. ) one of 40 equal parts of something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fortieth — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)tiəθ[/t]] ♦♦ ORD The fortieth item in a series is the one that you count as number forty …   English dictionary

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