What does the word fortieth mean?

Usage examples for fortieth

  1. " When the public mourning was over, and the fortieth day completed, the king asked counsel of the officers of state, saying, 'What is next to be done? – Bagh O Bahar, Or Tales of the Four Darweshes by Mir Amman of Dihli
  2. He, like his friend, has passed his fortieth year, but nowhere save in his abundant locks can one see any sign of approaching age. – The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green
  3. These things absorbed the attention of the Fortieth Congress during the last month of its existence. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White