Meaning of “four” in the English Dictionary

"four" in English

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uk /fɔːr/ us /fɔːr/

A1 the number 4:

Most animals have four legs.
Their little girl is nearly four.

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fournoun [ C, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /fɔːr/ us /fɔːr/

a team of four people in rowing, or the boat that they use

hit a four

UK in cricket, to get four runs by hitting the ball to the edge of the field

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(Definition of “four” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"four" in American English

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us /fɔr, foʊr/


A square has four sides.
a four-part television series

Four can also mean four o’clock.

(Definition of “four” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)