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forty-five

[fawr-tee-fahyv] /ˈfɔr tiˈfaɪv/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 40 plus 5.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 45 or XLV.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to 45 in number.

45

noun, plural 45s, 45's.
1.
a seven-inch phonograph record played at 45 r.p.m., especially a popular-music single.
Origin of 45
1945-1950
1945-50

.45

noun, plural .45s, .45's.
1.
a pistol, revolver, or cartridge of .45-caliber, or having a diameter of .45 inch.
Also, forty-five.
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  • Jim was cleaning his big forty-five when he made the announcement.

    The Shepherd of the Hills Harold Bell Wright
  • Young Nick's Hattie was forty-five, but she looked much younger.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • One who saw him in 1782 says that he then had the appearance of advanced age, though his years were only forty-five.

  • "In the first place, Princess Ligovski is a woman of forty-five," answered Werner.

    A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov
  • In the Venetian and Milanese provinces there is the enormous result of forty-five to the million.

British Dictionary definitions for forty-five

forty-five

noun
1.
a gramophone record played at 45 revolutions per minute
2.
(US & Canadian) a pistol having .45 calibre

Forty-Five

noun
1.
(Brit, history) the Forty-Five, another name for Jacobite Rebellion (sense 2)
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