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 — 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
Examples of fourth
cut the cake into fourths
She drank a fourth of the bottle.
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of fourth
before 12th century
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