What does the word forty mean?

Usage examples for forty

  1. Forty or fifty of our fellow slaves would, meet us thar to hear us pray an' sing. – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  2. He looked about forty, but one never knows the age of a Chinaman. – The Desert Fiddler by William H. Hamby
  3. But you say he was forty yards away? – Men, Women and Guns by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile