forties definition, meaning - what is forties in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “forties”

See all translations

forties

noun [plural] uk   /ˈfɔː.tiz/  us   /ˈfɔːr.t̬iz/
B2 A person's forties are the period in which they are aged between 40 and 49: She's probably in her early forties.the forties the range of temperature between 40° and 49°: The temperature is expected to be in the forties tomorrow.B2 the decade (= period of ten years) between 40 and 49 in any century, usually 1940–1949: Our house was built some time in the forties.
Translations of “forties”
in Chinese (Traditional) 四十多歲(指40到49歲的時期)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 四十多岁(指40到49岁的时期)…
(Definition of forties from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of forties?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “forties”

Definitions of “forties” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

intellectualize

to think about or discuss a subject in a detailed and intellectual way, without involving your emotions or feelings

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More