Definition of Fourpence

1. Noun. A former English silver coin worth four pennies.

Exact synonyms: Groat
Generic synonyms: Coin



Definition of Fourpence

1. n. A British silver coin, worth four pence; a groat.

Definition of Fourpence

1. Noun. A former British silver coin, worth four pence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fourpence

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fourpence

fourgram
fourhanded
fourhorn sculpin
fourhorn sculpins
fourier analysis
fourish
fourlegged
fourling
fourlings
fourmarierite
fourneau
fourness
fourpartite
fourpeat
fourpence (current term)
fourpences
fourpennies
fourpenny
fourpenny nail
fourplay
fourplex
fourplexes
fourposter
fourposters
fourragere
fourrageres
fourragère
fourragères
fourrier

Literary usage of Fourpence

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1. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1884)
""Yes, sir," said the postmaster, producing one—"fourpence." The gentleman paid the fourpence postage, and left the shop with his letter. ..."

2. Dictionary of national biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1893)
"... license all merchants to purchase and export tin, they paying him fourpence on every hundredweight exported ( Cal. Stute Papers, Dom. 1591-4 p. ..."

3. London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis by David Hughson (1805)
"... shillings and fourpence ; and forty shillings a \reek for every week he or they shall so continue to do after warning, or be dieted from time to time as ..."

4. A Svrvay of London: Contayning the Originall, Antiquity, Increase, Moderne by John Stow (1890)
"Their charge at a fifteen is thirteen shillings and fourpence. Thus much for the suburb in the liberty of the duchy of Lancaster. ..."

5. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"... shillings and fourpence per annum.—Oxford Guide. Post-mortem (Cambridge University), the second examination after failure. Post the coin, to (sporting), ..."

6. Notes on a Visit Made to Some of the Prisons in Scotland and the North of by Joseph John Gurney (1819)
"The jail allowance is only fourpence per day. There is no airing-ground. Not a single criminal in the prison. THE plan of this new and extensive building is ..."

7. The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge by James Gillman (1838)
"(O! how I felt the anti-climax, the abysmal " bathos of that fourpence !) only fourpence, sir, " each number, to be published on every eighth day. ..."

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