What does fifth mean?

Definitions for fifthfɪfθ or, often, fɪθ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fifth.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fifth(noun)

    a quantity of liquor equal to one fifth of a United States gallon

  2. fifth(noun)

    position five in a countable series of things

    "he was fifth out of several hundred runners"

  3. one-fifth, fifth, fifth part, twenty percent(noun)

    one part in five equal parts

  4. fifth(adj)

    the musical interval between one note and another five notes away from it

  5. fifth, 5th(adj)

    coming next after the fourth and just before the sixth in position

Wiktionary

  1. fifth(Noun)

    The person or thing in the fifth position.

  2. fifth(Noun)

    One of five equal parts of a whole.

  3. fifth(Noun)

    The fifth gear of an engine.

  4. fifth(Noun)

    A quantity of liquor equal to one-fifth of a gallon, or, more commonly, 750 milliliters.

  5. fifth(Noun)

    The musical interval between one note and another five tones higher.

  6. fifth(Noun)

    The fifth voice in a polyphonic melody.

  7. fifth(Adjective)

    The ordinal form of the number five.

  8. Fifth(ProperNoun)

    The Fifth Amendment.

  9. Fifth(ProperNoun)

    The right not to give self-incriminating testimony.

  10. Fifth(ProperNoun)

    Fifth Avenue.

  11. Fifth(ProperNoun)

    Fifth Street.

  12. Origin: From the name of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, protecting various rights in United States legal proceedings.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fifth(adj)

    next in order after the fourth; -- the ordinal of five

  2. Fifth(adj)

    consisting of one of five equal divisions of a thing

  3. Fifth(noun)

    the quotient of a unit divided by five; one of five equal parts; a fifth part

  4. Fifth(noun)

    the interval of three tones and a semitone, embracing five diatonic degrees of the scale; the dominant of any key

  5. Origin: [OE. fifte, fifthe, AS. ffta. See Five.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fifth

    fifth, adj. next after the fourth.—n. one of five equal parts: (mus.) a tone five diatonic degrees above or below any given tone.—adv. Fifth′ly, in the fifth place.—ns. Fifth′-mon′archism; Fifth′-mon′archist.—Fifth-monarchy men, an extreme sect of the time of the Puritan revolution, who looked for the establishment of a new reign of Christ on earth, in succession to Daniel's four great monarchies of Antichrist. [A.S. fífta.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fifth' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3061

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fifth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1790

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fifth in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fifth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cindy Shelton:

    Milk increases in volume that third to fifth day and it does it with a vengeance.

  2. Henry B. Adams:

    The work of internal government has become the task of controlling the thousands of fifth-rate men

  3. Peter Lynch:

    Everyone has the brainpower to follow the stock market. If you made it through fifth-grade math, you can do it.

  4. Patricia Bannan:

    One-fifth of a Hass avocado has 50 calories, and it’s a great topping instead of something like butter or mayonnaise.

  5. Oliver L. North:

    I don't think there is another person in America that wants to tell this story as much as I do. (Invoking Fifth Amendment)

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