forty vs xl what difference

what is difference between forty and xl

English

Alternative forms

  • fourty (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English fourti, feortiȝ, from Old English fēowertiġ, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *fedwōr tigiwiz (forty).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) enPR: fôr’tē, IPA(key): /ˈfɔɹti/, [ˈfɔɹɾi]
  • (St. Louis (Missouri)) IPA(key): [ˈfɑɹɾij]
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)ti
  • Hyphenation: for‧ty

Numeral

forty

  1. The cardinal number occurring after thirty-nine and before forty-one.

Usage notes

  • In modern usage, the spelling fourty is nonstandard.

Synonyms

  • Arabic numerals: 40
  • Roman numerals: XL

Related terms

  • Ordinal: fortieth
  • home forty

Translations

See also

  • Last: thirty (30), thirty-nine (39)
  • Next: forty-one (41), fifty (50)

Noun

forty (plural forties)

  1. (slang) A bottle of beer containing forty fluid ounces.

Derived terms


Polish

Noun

forty

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of fort


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