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"forties" in British English

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fortiesnoun [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.
(Definition of forties from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fortiesplural noun

(also 40s, 40’s)  us   /ˈfɔr·t̬iz/
the ​numbers 40 through 49: The ​temperature will be in the forties (= between 40° and 49°) today. Our ​house was ​built in the forties (= between 1940 and 1949). They are both in ​their forties (= between 40 and 49 ​yearsold).
(Definition of forties from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “forties”
in Chinese (Simplified) 四十多岁(指40到49岁的时期)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 四十多歲(指40到49歲的時期)…
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