EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From fow.

NounEdit

fower (plural fowers)

  1. (Early Modern English, obsolete) One who cleans (fows), as in cooking utensils or house maintenance.

Etymology 2Edit

Middle English four, fower, from Old English fēower. In the NATO phonetic alphabet, the two-syllable pronunciation avoids confusion with other digits.

NumeralEdit

fower

  1. (Tyneside) four

NounEdit

fower (uncountable)

  1. The digit 4 in the NATO phonetic alphabet.

Middle EnglishEdit

NumeralEdit

fower

  1. Alternative form of four

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English fower, from Old English feōwer, from Proto-Germanic *fedwōr, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [fʌur], [ˈfʌuər]
  • (Southwestern Scotland) IPA(key): [fuwr]

NumeralEdit

cardinal number
4 Previous: three
Next: five

fower

  1. four

Derived termsEdit

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