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fifth

noun \ˈfith, ˈfif(t)th, ˈfift\

: number five in a series

: one of five equal parts of something

: a unit of measure for alcoholic liquor that is equal to one fifth of a U.S. gallon (approximately 750 ml); also : a bottle that holds this amount of liquor

plural fifths \ˈfiths, ˈfif(t)ths, ˈfif(t)s\

Full Definition of FIFTH

1
— see number table
2
a :  the musical interval embracing five diatonic degrees
b :  a tone at this interval; specifically :  dominant 1
c :  the harmonic combination of two tones at this interval
3
:  a unit of measure for liquor equal to one fifth of a United States gallon (0.757 liter)
4
capitalized :  the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution; also :  the right accorded by the Fifth Amendment to refuse to testify against oneself —usually used in the phrase take the Fifth
fifth adjective or adverb
fifth·ly adverb
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Examples of FIFTH

  1. The bill is due on the fifth of each month.
  2. She donated a fifth of her income to charity.
  3. bought a fifth of whiskey

Origin of FIFTH

Middle English fifte, fifthe, from Old English fīfta, from fīf five
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with FIFTH

FIFTHLY Defined for Kids

1fifth

adjective \ˈfifth\

Definition of FIFTH for Kids

:  coming right after fourth

2fifth

noun

Definition of FIFTH for Kids

1
:  number five in a series <The school year began on the fifth of September.>
2
:  one of five equal parts <I got a fifth of the money.>

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