Four Four (f[=o]r), a. [OE. four, fower, feower, AS. fe['o]wer; akin to OS. fiwar, D. & G. vier, OHG. fior, Icel. fj[=o]rir, Sw. fyra, Dan. fire, Goth. fidw[=o]r, Russ. chetuire, chetvero, W. pedwar, L. quatuor, Gr. te`ttares, te`ssares, pi`syres, Skr. catur. [root]302. Cf. {Farthing}, {Firkin}, {Forty}, {Cater} four, {Quater-cousin}, {Quatuor}, {Quire} of paper, {tetrarch}.] One more than three; twice two. [1913 Webster]

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