Part of speech: noun

One of forty equal parts.

Part of speech: adjective

Tenth in order after the thirtieth.

Part of speech: adjective

Being one of forty equal parts.

Part of speech: adverb


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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Horace White.