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Definition of the noun 1940s

What does 1940s mean as a name of something?


  1. the decade from 1940 to 1949
    • examples: By the 1940s, the qipao came in a wide variety of designs and fabrics, with an equally wide variety of accessories. | DDT is a carcinogen which was commonly used in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • synonym of 1940s: forties
    • more generic words: decade / decennary / decennium = a period of 10 years

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