Meaning of forty-eight


Pronunciation: (fôr'tē āt'), [key]
— n.
  1. a cardinal number, 40 plus 8.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 48 or XLVIII.
  3. a set of this many persons or things.
  4. the 48 contiguous states of the U.S.
  1. amounting to 48 in number.
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