Fourpence Four"pence, n. 1. A British silver coin, worth four pence; a groat. [1913 Webster]

2. A name formerly given in New England to the Spanish half real, a silver coin worth six and a quarter cents. [1913 Webster]

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  • Fourpence — (spr. Fohrpens), Vierpencestück, Münze in Großbritannien …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • fourpence — [fôr′pəns] n. 1. the sum of four British pennies 2. a former silver coin of this value …   English World dictionary

  • fourpence — /fawr peuhns, fohr /, n. Brit. a sum of money of the value of four English pennies. [1715 25; FOUR + PENCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • fourpence — noun A former British silver coin, worth four pence. Syn: groat …   Wiktionary

  • fourpence — four·pence …   English syllables

  • fourpence — n. Brit. the sum of four pence, esp. before decimalization …   Useful english dictionary

  • fourpence ha'penny — noun : fippenny bit …   Useful english dictionary

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  • four|pen|ny — «FR PEHN ee, FOHR ; puh nee», noun, plural nies, adjective. –n. = fourpence. (Cf. ↑fourpence) –adj. worth fourpence; costing fourpence: »a fourpenny piece. A fourpenny nail is 1½ inches long, and it is so called because originally the nails cost… …   Useful english dictionary

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