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 for Forty
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forty \For"ty\, n.; pl. Forties (-t[i^]z).
     1. The sum of four tens; forty units or objects.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A symbol expressing forty units; as, 40, or xl.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forty \For"ty\ (f[^o]r"t[y^]), a. [OE. forti, fourti, fowerti,
     AS. fe['o]wertig; fe['o]wer four + suff. -tig ten; akin to
     OS. fiwartig, fiartig, D. veertig, G. vierzig, Icel.
     fj["o]rut[imac]u, Sw. fyratio, Dan. fyrretyve, Goth.
     fidw[=o]r tigjus. See Four, and Ten, and cf. Fourteen.]
     Four times ten; thirty-nine and one more.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  forty
      adj 1: being ten more than thirty [syn: forty, 40, xl,
             twoscore]
      n 1: the cardinal number that is the product of ten and four
           [syn: forty, 40, XL]

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