Hypertext Webster Gateway: "four"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Four \Four\, n.
1. The sum of four units; four units or objects.

2. A symbol representing four units, as 4 or iv.

3. Four things of the same kind, esp. four horses; as, a
chariot and four.

{All fours}. See {All fours}, in the Vocabulary.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Four \Four\, a. [OE. four, fower, feower, AS. fe['o]wer; akin to
OS. fiwar, D. & G. vier, OHG. fior, Icel. fj?rir, Sw. fyra,
Dan. fire, Goth. fidw?r, Russ. chetuire, chetvero, W. pedwar,
L. quatuor, Gr. ?, ?, ?, Skr. catur. ? 302. Cf. {Farthing},
{Firkin}, {Forty}, {Cater} four, {Quater-cousin}, {Quatuor},
{Quire} of paper, {tetrarch}.]
One more than three; twice two.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : being one more than three [syn: {4}, {iv}]
n : the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one [syn: {4},
{IV}, {tetrad}, {quatern}, {quaternion}, {quaternary}, {quaternity},
{quartet}, {quadruplet}, {foursome}, {Little Joe}]

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