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Noun: forties  for-teez
  1. The time of life between 40 and 50
    - mid-forties
  2. The decade from 1940 to 1949
    - 1940s
Noun: forty  for-tee
  1. The cardinal number that is the product of ten and four
    - 40, XL

Type of: decade, decennary, decennium, large integer, time of life

Part of: adulthood, maturity

Encyclopedia: Forties, Nova Scotia