42 = The Meaning of Life
Because if you add all the sides of a dice it equals 21, which is also half of 42. So 2 die go into 42, die being the plural of dice; Therefore the meaning of life equals 42 and 42 equals 2 die or 'to die'.
by DaGonDMC August 17, 2013
The meaning of life, and the new 69. In one.
Pyrenee: Help me with this math problem
Amelia: Its 42.
by Ameliaandpyrenee January 13, 2011
According to Biblical genealogies found in the gospels there are 42 generations between Abraham and Jesus. Christians contend that Jesus is the answer to 'the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything'.
42 could be considered an example of truth being stranger than fiction*.

*Or possibly just an interesting co-incidence.
by Bob Hu July 13, 2005
1. The number between 41 and 43.

2. The answer to life, the universe and everything.
Example:
Terry didn't know the answer to question number 5, so he put 42 for it was the answer to everything.
by Skybolt November 10, 2013
The failure at life, the universe, and everything. A reference to 42.
Person One: Wow, that guy just landed on his head

Person Two: Yeah, he just -42'd
by Ayla1016 November 08, 2008
In addition to be the Ultimate answer to the ultimate question of the meaning of life, the universe and everything, it is also short hand to refer to 'Life, the Universe, and Everything.'
As in "How's your 42?" or "What's new in your 42?"
Or even "Never mind what my 20 is, where in the 42 are you?"
by Dubael July 14, 2010
42 is one of the core values to the Valenzetti Equation. The Valenzetti Equation is a mathematical relationship that is used to predict the future, specifically how much time before human extinction. That 42, the ultimate answer to Life, the Universe and Everything, is included in the computation of the smaller question of human existence should not be unexpected.
The core factors of the Valenzetti Equation are 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42.
by Murrel May 04, 2008

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