the forty-eight

forty-eight

[fawr-tee-eyt]
noun
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 forty-eight, the 48 contiguous states of the U.S.
adjective
5.
amounting to 48 in number.
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forty-eight

adjective
being eight more than forty 
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