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[n] the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
[adj] being one more than three

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Misc. Definitions

\Four\, a. [OE. four, fower, feower, AS. fe['o]wer; akin to OS. fiwar, D. & G. vier, OHG. fior, Icel. fj?rir, Sw. fyra, Dan. fire, Goth. fidw?r, Russ. chetuire, chetvero, W. pedwar, L. quatuor, Gr. ?, ?, ?, Skr. catur. ? 30
2. Cf. {Farthing}, {Firkin}, {Forty}, {Cater} four, {Quater-cousin}, {Quatuor}, {Quire} of paper, {tetrarch}.] One more than three; twice two.
\Four\, n.
1. The sum of four units; four units or objects.
2. A symbol representing four units, as 4 or iv.
3. Four things of the same kind, esp. four horses; as, a chariot and four. {All fours}. See {All fours}, in the Vocabulary.

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