[fawr-tee-three] /ˈfɔr tiˈθri/
a cardinal number, 40 plus 3.
a symbol for this number, as 43 or XLIII.
a set of this many persons or things.
amounting to 43 in number.
- Forty ways to sunday
adverb phrase In every possible manner, direction, etc; comprehensively: She had him beat forty ways to Sunday [1840+; origin unknown]
noun, Informal. 1. a short nap. noun 1. (functioning as singular or pl) (informal) a short light sleep; nap A nap; a short sleep: “If you’re feeling drowsy, take forty winks; I’ll wake you when our guests arrive.” noun phrase A short sleep; nap: He caught forty winks and perked right up (1828+) A brief […]
- For values of
jargon A common rhetorical maneuver at MIT is to use any of the canonical random numbers as placeholders for variables. “The max function takes 42 arguments, for arbitrary values of 42”. “There are 69 ways to leave your lover, for 69 = 50”. This is especially likely when the speaker has uttered a random number […]
[fawr-werd] /ˈfɔr wərd/ adverb, Also, forwards (for defs 1, 2) 1. toward or at a place, point, or time in advance; onward; : to move forward; from this day forward; to look forward. 2. toward the front: Let’s move forward so we can hear better. 3. into view or consideration; out; forth: He brought forward […]