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fourth

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noun \ˈfȯrth\

Simple Definition of fourth

  • : number four in a series

  • : one of four equal parts of something

  • : the fourth forward gear or speed of a car, truck, etc.

Full Definition of fourth

plural fourths play \ˈfȯr(th)s\

  1. 1 — see number table

  2. 2 a :  a musical interval embracing four tones of the diatonic scale b :  a tone at this interval; specifically :  subdominant 1 c :  the harmonic combination of two tones a fourth apart

  3. 3 :  the fourth forward gear or speed of a motor vehicle

  4. 4 capitalized :  independence day —used with the

fourth adjective or adverb
fourth·ly adverb

Examples of fourth

  1. cut the cake into fourths

  2. She drank a fourth of the bottle.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of fourth

before 12th century

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Rhymes with fourth




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