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four is pronounced in one syllable
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An example use of four in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… of bake a eight six four four so this is …”
meanings of four
The crew rowing in a four boat.
A person who is four years old.
Anything measuring four units, as length.
A four-pennyworth of spirits.
The shell itself.
The digit or figure 4; an occurrence thereof.
An event in which the batsmen run four times between the wickets or, more often, a batsman hits a ball which bounces on the ground before passing over a boundary, 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.
A regatta event for four boats.
(rowing) Four-man sweep racing shell, with or without a coxswain.
A power forward.
Describing a set or group with four elements.
A numerical value equal to 4; the number after three and before five; two plus two. This many dots (••••).