• WordNet 3.6
    • n foursome four people considered as a unit "he joined a barbershop quartet","the foursome teed off before 9 a.m."
    • n foursome the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Foursome (Golf) A game between four players, with two on each side and each side playing but one ball, the partners striking alternately. It is called a mixed foursome when each side consists of a man and a woman.
    • Foursome A group of four people or objects; as, we need another player to make a foursome for bridge.
    • a Foursome fōr"sŭm Consisting of four; requiring four participants.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • foursome By fours; with four: said of anything in which four act together: as, a foursome reel. Compare fivesome, sevensome, twosome.
    • n foursome A golf match in which four persons engage, two playing against the other two.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Foursome by fours: anything in which four act together—also n.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Four, + 2d -some,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. féower; Ger. vier, L. quatuor, Gr. tessares.


In literature:

But the subject dropped, to be succeeded by the more fascinating one of the coming foursome.
"The Red House Mystery" by A. A. Milne
Stretch and gather, the game and gallant foursome held to it.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
When playing in a foursome, never forget that you have a partner.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
We might have a foursome, you know.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
One unfortunate man she found playing a mixed foursome on a suburban golf links.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
Did you know that Christy had asked me to play with her in the inter-class foursomes?
"Betty Wales Freshman" by Edith K. Dunton
The season's nearly over, and we'll need you for a foursome.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach
We'll get Chat and Jinny for a foursome, what?
"Cinderella Jane" by Marjorie Benton Cooke
I will get a match with some one in the morning, and then during the afternoon we can play a foursome.
"The Man Who Rose Again" by Joseph Hocking
Let us imagine that she is taken out in a "mixed" foursome.
""Pip"" by Ian Hay

In poetry:

I'm growin' auld, an' no' sae yauld,
An' gettin' stiff aboot the knee;
An' whiles I think a foursome reel
Wad be the very death o' me.
"Blythe Willie Stewart" by Alexander Anderson
Then in time we heard tell that, far in the west,
The foursome were settled in comfort an' rest;
There the young had a hame, the auld folk a grave,
Owre whilk the dark locust an' red maple wave.
"Pairtin' An' Meetin'" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

At last night's gig at Mercury Lounge, the Montreal foursome brought their long flowing hair, heavy beards and power axes along for a wild 30 minute set.
The foursome set sail in Stewart's boat, Pegasus, and successfully navigated the vessel to earn the top spot.
Caitlin Muelder, Erika Rolfsrud, Lucas Caleb Rooney and T. Ryder Smith are the parental foursome of The Old Globe production of Yasmina Reza's Tony-winning comedy God of Carnage, beginning July 27 toward an opening of Aug 2.
The first time I put on 'Got to Tell the World,' the new album by local Pop/Rock foursome Screaming Mimes, and cued up the first track, "You're the Kind of Girl," I listened for about a minute then had to run outside to pay my parking meter.
If golf was looking for an innovative tournament to break up the steady diet of moribund 72-hole stroke play events, then this week's Sunningdale Foursomes could provide inspiration.
The Sunningdale Foursomes, which starts March 15, is legendary in the United Kingdom.
In its 13 years of existence, Liverpudlian foursome Clinic has been remarkably reliable.
The Philadelphia foursome break through on their second LP.
Closer look at Saturday's foursomes.
After we walked into Trattoria Aroma 's Williamsville branch and scored a table, two foursomes arrived.
Foursome can tip Senate's balance.
Brit writers hint at foursomes sweep.
The foursome is led by Geoff Goodland of Wisconsin, a 2002 world champion team member.
This Atlanta foursome takes no prisoners with its rough and ready rock vocals, screamin' soul keyboards, gritty guitars and relentless rhythm section.
The extremely accurate foursome of Dude Perfect are pioneers of the trick shot video genre, and hold what is believed to be the world record for longest basketball shot.