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four British & World English

Equivalent to the product of two and two; one more than three, or six less than ten; 4

four English Thesaurus

quadraphonic

the Big Three British & World English

The three, four, etc., most important or powerful figures in a particular field

iv in four British & World English

Equivalent to the product of two and two; one more than three, or six less than ten; 4

flat-four British & World English

(Of an engine) having four horizontal cylinders, two on each side of the crankshaft

four-ball British & World English

A game in which two pairs of players compete, with the better score of each pair counting as the pair’s score at each hole

four-door British & World English

(Of a vehicle) having four doors

four-eyes British & World English

A person who wears glasses

four-ply British & World English

(Of a material) having four strands or layers

four-star British & World English

(Especially of accommodation) given four stars in a grading system, typically one in which this denotes the highest standard or the next standard to the highest

two-four British & World English

A case of twenty-four bottles of beer

four-by-four British & World English

A vehicle with four-wheel drive

Final Four British & World English

The four teams that qualify for the championship round in the annual NCAA men’s or women’s college basketball tournament

four-color British & World English

Denoting a color printing process using red, cyan (greenish blue), yellow, and black inks on separate plates that are serially transferred to the same sheet to produce images in full color

four flush British & World English

A poker hand of little value, having four cards of the same suit and one of another

four-handed British & World English

Having, using, or requiring the use of four hands

four-poster British & World English

A bed with a post at each corner supporting a canopy

four-seater British & World English

A vehicle or piece of furniture with seating for four people

four-square British & World English

(Of a building or structure) having a square shape and solid appearance

four-stroke British & World English

Denoting an internal-combustion engine having a cycle of four strokes (intake, compression, combustion, and exhaust)

petit four British & World English

A very small fancy cake, biscuit, or sweet, typically made with marzipan and served after a meal

four-square English Thesaurus

a four-square and formidable hero

petit four New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

small fancy biscuit, cake, or sweet

four-four time British & World English

A rhythmic pattern in which there are four crotchets in a bar

Four Corners British & World English

The point where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah meet

four-engined British & World English

(Chiefly of an aircraft) having four engines

four freedoms British & World English

The four essential human freedoms as proclaimed in a speech to Congress by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear

four hundred British & World English

The social elite of a community

four-o'clock British & World English

A tropical American herbaceous plant with fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers that open late in the afternoon

four-in-hand British & World English

A vehicle with four horses driven by one person

Gang of Four British & World English

(In China) a group of four associates, including Mao Zedong’s wife, involved in implementing the Cultural Revolution. They were among the groups competing for power on Mao’s death in 1976, but were arrested and imprisoned

two-by-four British & World English

A length of wood with a rectangular cross section nominally two inches by four inches

four-dimensional British & World English

Having four dimensions, typically the three dimensions of space (length, breadth, and depth) plus time

four-eyed fish British & World English

A small live-bearing freshwater fish of tropical America. Each eye is divided into two, allowing the fish to see both above and below the water while swimming at the surface

the four freedoms British & World English

The four essential human freedoms as proclaimed in a speech to Congress by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear

four noble truths British & World English

The four central beliefs containing the essence of Buddhist teaching

four-leaf clover British & World English

A clover leaf with four lobes, thought to bring good luck

four-legged friend British & World English

A pet with four legs, especially a dog

four-letter word British & World English

Any of several short words referring to sexual or excretory functions, regarded as coarse or offensive

four o'clock plant British & World English

Another term for marvel of Peru.

four-wheel drive British & World English

A transmission system which provides power directly to all four wheels of a vehicle

twenty-four hours British & World English

A long-legged arboreal lizard of tropical America, related to the anoles


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