Definitions for fifthfɪfθ or, often, fɪθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fifthfɪfθ or, often, fɪθ(adj.)

  1. next after the fourth; being the ordinal number for five.

  2. being one of five equal parts.

  3. (n.)a fifth part, esp. of one (?).

  4. the fifth member of a series.

  5. a fifth part of a gallon of liquor; ? of a quart (about 750 milliliters).

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

  6. a musical interval encompassing five diatonic degrees. a tone at this interval. the harmonic combination of two tones a fifth apart.

    Category: Music and Dance

  7. (adv.)in the fifth place; fifthly.

Origin of fifth:

bef. 1000; earlier fift, ME fifte, OE fīfta

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fifthɪfθ or, often, fɪθ

    in the number 5 position

    We were fifth in line.

  2. fifthɪfθ or, often, fɪθ

    one of 5 equal parts

    a/one fifth of the pizza

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

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


Translations for fifth

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fifth(noun)

one of five equal parts.

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