Definition of Fourscore

1. Noun. The cardinal number that is the product of ten and eight.

Exact synonyms: 80, Eighty, Lxxx
Generic synonyms: Large Integer



2. Adjective. Being ten more than seventy.
Exact synonyms: 80, Eighty, Lxxx
Similar to: Cardinal

Definition of Fourscore

1. a. Four times twenty; eighty.

2. n. The product of four times twenty; eighty units or objects.

Definition of Fourscore

1. Numeral. (context: now archaic) Eighty. ¹

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Definition of Fourscore

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fourscore

fourpennies
fourpenny
fourpenny nail
fourplay
fourplex
fourplexes
fourposter
fourposters
fourragere
fourrageres
fourragère
fourragères
fourrier
fourriers
fours
fourscore (current term)
fourses
foursies
foursome reel
foursomes
foursquare
fourteen
fourteen hundred
fourteener
fourteeners
fourteenfold
fourteenish
fourteenness
fourteenpence

Literary usage of Fourscore

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1. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"26.an hundred fourscore and eight. 27. an hundred twenty and eight. ... :48. eight thousand and five hundred and Aaron fourscore and three years- : 9. ..."

2. A Sketch of the History of Attleborough: From Its Settlement to the Division by John Daggett, Amelia Daggett Shellfield (1894)
"Passing away thus at the age of fourscore and six years, ... Fate seemed to wind him up tor fourscore years; Yet feebly ran he on six winters more, Till, ..."

3. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1907)
"... was about fourscore ft *^g rt i hearty. as formerly call'- of a£e, yet Dec. 9 (Wed.). I>. John Fremd, Books, and be is a good Writer both in many more. ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"During fourscore years (excepting; only the short and doubtful respite of Vespasian's reign)(l) Rome groaned beneath an unremitting tyranny, ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1873)
"Bevy of fourscore years ago now is. Some of its brotherhood must have become giants long ere this HENRY CAMPKIN, FSA There is a tradition that it was ..."

6. A Tale of a Tub: Written for the Universal Improvement of Mankind. To which by Jonathan Swift, William Wotton (1812)
"51, first edition, we have the following passage :—" fourscore and eleven ... the King's smiths conveyed fourscore and eleven chains, like those that hang ..."

7. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas ( Hobbes (1843)
"... in the fourscore and thirteenth year after their league made with the Athenians. ... fourscore ..."

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