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fourth

noun \ˈfrth\

: number four in a series

: one of four equal parts of something

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

plural fourths \ˈfr(th)s\

Full Definition of FOURTH

1
— see number table
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
:  the fourth forward gear or speed of a motor vehicle
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.

First Known Use of FOURTH

before 12th century

Other Number-Related Terms

jubilee, myriad, quarantine, score, twain

Rhymes with FOURTH

FOURTHS Defined for Kids

1fourth

adjective \ˈfrth\

Definition of FOURTH for Kids

:  coming right after third

2fourth

noun

Definition of FOURTH for Kids

1
:  number four in a series
2
:  one of four equal parts
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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