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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 years old).
(Definition of forties from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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