Definition of Fortieth

1. Noun. Position 40 in a countable series of things.

Generic synonyms: Rank



2. Adjective. The ordinal number of forty in counting order.
Exact synonyms: 40th
Similar to: Ordinal

Definition of Fortieth

1. a. Following the thirty-ninth, or preceded by thirty-nine units, things, or parts.

2. n. One of forty equal parts into which one whole is divided; the quotient of a unit divided by forty; one next in order after the thirty-ninth.

Definition of Fortieth

1. Adjective. The ordinal form of the number forty. ¹

2. Noun. The person or thing in the fortieth position. ¹

3. Noun. One of forty equal parts of a whole. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fortieth

1. one of forty equal parts [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fortieth

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Literary usage of Fortieth

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1. History of Proprietary Government in Pennsylvania by William Robert Shepherd (1896)
"As no part of Delaware Bay lay within or under the space of the fortieth ... They urged also that the fortieth degree complete extended beyond where the ..."

2. Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield ; with a Review of the by James Gillespie Blaine (1884)
"SECOND SESSION fortieth CONGRESS. — AGGRESSIVE MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT. ... fortieth Congress met at the very moment the Thirty-ninth __ closed — on the ..."

3. Bulletin (1884)
"THE fortieth PARALLEL SURVEY. The results of the fortieth Parallel Survey, in so fur as the geological and lithological investigations are concerned, ..."

4. Iowa Journal of History by State Historical Society of Iowa (1921)
"The length of the session of the fortieth General Assembly may be contrasted with the eighty-nine days consumed by the Thirty-ninth General Assembly — which ..."

5. Select Charters and Other Illustrations of English Constitutional History by Henry William Carless Davis (1921)
"WRIT FOR THE COLLECTION OF THE ' fortieth '. The assessment in this case is to be ... The grant of the ' fortieth ' is said to be made by the' archbishops, ..."

6. The Life and Speeches of Thomas Williams: Orator, Statesman and Jurist, 1806 by Burton Alva Konkle (1905)
"9, in Congressional Globe, fortieth Congress, ist Session. 2 In a letter of March 9, 1867, Mr. Williams tells his wife of an invitation to dine with the ..."

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