adjective Date: 13th century being four times twenty ; eighty

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  • Fourscore — Four score (f[=o]r sk[=o]r ), a. [Four + core, n.] Four times twenty; eighty. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fourscore — Four score , n. The product of four times twenty; eighty units or objects. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fourscore — “eighty,” mid 13c., “formerly current as an ordinary numeral” [OED], from FOUR (Cf. four) + SCORE (Cf. score) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fourscore — [fôr′skôr′] adj., n. [ME] four times twenty; eighty …   English World dictionary

  • fourscore — noun Eighty Even those that were numbered of them, were eight thousand and five hundred and fourscore. Numbers 4:48 …   Wiktionary

  • fourscore — Synonyms and related words: L, Sexagesima, boxcar, boxcars, dozen, duodecimo, eighty, eleven, fifteen, fifty, five and twenty, fortnight, forty, four and twenty, fourscore and ten, fourteen, half a hundred, long dozen, ninety, nonagenarian,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fourscore — /fawr skawr , fohr skohr /, adj. four times twenty; eighty. [1200 50; ME; see FOUR, SCORE] * * * …   Universalium

  • fourscore — RG. 382 …   Oldest English Words

  • fourscore — adj. four times twenty, eighty …   English contemporary dictionary

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