Four vs Fourish - What's the difference?

four | fourish |

As nouns the difference between four and fourish

is that four is (countable) the digit or figure 4; an occurrence thereof while fourish is (colloquial) any time close to four o'clock.

As a numeral four

is (cardinal) a numerical value equal to ; the number after three and before five; two plus two this many dots (••••).



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  • (cardinal) A numerical value equal to ; the number after three and before five; two plus two. This many dots (••••)
  • There are four seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn.
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  • Venters began to count them—one—two—three—four —on up to sixteen.
  • Describing a set or group with four components.
  • Derived terms

    * on all fours * back four * four-bagger * four-ball * four-by-four/ * four-color/four-colour * four-dimensional * four-eyes * four-flush * fourfold * fourfooted/four-footed * four-handed * four horsemen * four hundred * four-in-hand * four-leaf clover * four-letter word * fourling * four-o'clock * four of a kind * four-on-the-floor * fourpence * fourpenny * fourplex * four-post bed * four-poster * four-pounder * fourscore * foursquare * four square * foursome * four-star * four-wheel drive * four-wheeler * two-by-four


    See also


    See also

    * Last: three, 3 * Next: five, 5


  • (countable) The digit or figure 4; an occurrence thereof.
  • (countable) Anything measuring four units, as length.
  • Do you have any more fours ? I want to make this a little taller.
  • A person who is four years old.
  • I'll take the threes, fours and fives and go to the playground.
  • (cricket, countable) An event whereby a batsman hits a ball which bounces on the ground before passing over a boundary in the air, resulting in an award of 4 runs for the batting team. If the ball does not bounce before passing over the boundary, a six is awarded instead.
  • (rowing) Quadruple sculls.
  • (obsolete) A four-pennyworth of spirits.
  • * 1887 , Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet , IV:
  • I was a-strollin' down, thinkin' between ourselves how uncommon handy a four of gin hot would be, when suddenly the glint of a light caught my eye in the window of that same house.

    See also

    (four) * (Symbols of number four in various numeral systems) * (Arabic numerals): 4 * (Chinese numerals): ?, ? * (Greek numerals): (uppercase) ??, (lowercase) ?? * (Roman numerals): IV or IIII


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  • (colloquial) Any time close to four o'clock.