four


four
four [fo: US fo:r] number, n
[: Old English; Origin: feower]
1.) the number 4
She is married with four children.
They arrived just after four (=four o'clock) .
Luke will soon be four (=four years old) .
2.) on all fours
supporting your body with your hands and knees
He was down on all fours playing with the puppy.
3.) in fours
in groups of four people or things
The boxes were stacked in fours.
→↑foursome
4.)
a hit in ↑cricket that scores four ↑runs because it goes over the edge of the playing area
5.)
a team of four people who row a racing boat, or the boat that they row
6.) the four corners of the Earth/world
literary places or countries that are very far away from each other
People from the four corners of the world have come to Ontario to make it their home.
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  • four — four …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • four — [ fur ] n. m. • forn 1080; lat. furnus 1 ♦ Ouvrage de maçonnerie généralement voûté, de forme circulaire, muni d une ouverture par devant, et où l on fait cuire le pain, la pâtisserie, etc. Four de boulanger. Four à pizza. Bouche, gueule d un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • four — 1. (four) s. m. 1°   Ouvrage de maçonnerie rond et voûté, où l on fait cuire le pain. Chauffer le four. •   Chaque jour il allait visiter les fours, goûter le pain, et s assurer de la régularité de toutes les distributions, SÉGUR Hist. de Nap. v …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • four — FOUR. s. m. Lieu vouté en rond, avec une seule ouverture pardevant, & destiné pour y faire cuire le pain, la pastisserie, &c. Four bannal. four à ban, la gueule de four. mettre le pain au four. chauffer le four. faire secher des fruits au four.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • four — O.E. feower, from P.Gmc. *petwor (Cf. O.S. fiwar, O.Fris. fiuwer, Frank. fitter , Du. and Ger. vier, O.N. fjorir, Dan. fire, Swed. fyra, Goth. fidwor four ), from PIE *kwetwer four (Cf. Skt. catvar …   Etymology dictionary

  • four — Four, m. Est ce lieu voulté et clos de toutes parts, horsmis en l emboucheure, où on cuict le pain, patisserie, tartes, et choses semblables, Furnus, Clibanus. Mais en fait de vaisseaux de mer, Four est une grande piece de bois qui est entée dans …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Four — Four, n. 1. The sum of four units; four units or objects. [1913 Webster] 2. A symbol representing four units, as 4 or iv. [1913 Webster] 3. Four things of the same kind, esp. four horses; as, a chariot and four. [1913 Webster] {All fours}. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Four — steht für: Le Four, zwei Leuchttürme vor der Französischen Atlantikküste Four (Isère), eine Gemeinde im französischen Departement Isère Four (Album), ein Album der amerikanischen Band Blues Traveler FOUR ist die Abkürzung für: Belnaps vierwertige …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • four — [fôr, fōr] adj. [ME < OE feower, akin to Ger vier, Goth fidwōr < IE base * kwetwor > L quattuor, Welsh pedwar] totaling one more than three n. 1. the cardinal number between three and five; 4; IV 2. any group of four people or things 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Four — (f[=o]r), a. [OE. four, fower, feower, AS. fe[ o]wer; akin to OS. fiwar, D. & G. vier, OHG. fior, Icel. fj[=o]rir, Sw. fyra, Dan. fire, Goth. fidw[=o]r, Russ. chetuire, chetvero, W. pedwar, L. quatuor, Gr. te ttares, te ssares, pi syres, Skr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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