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1. the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
2. a numeral, 4, IV, etc., representing this number
3. something representing, represented by, or consisting of four units, such as a playing card with four symbols on it
4. Cricket
a. a shot that crosses the boundary after hitting the ground
b. the four runs scored for such a shot
5. Rowing
a. a racing shell propelled by four oarsmen pulling one oar each, with or without a cox
b. the crew of such a shell
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What does it mean when you dream about the number four?

Four is the number of stability, upon which all is based: the four sides to the square; the four seasons; the four directions; the four elements; and, the four mental functions (thought, feeling, sense, and intuition).

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