a quantity of liquor equal to one fifth of a United States gallon
position five in a countable series of things
"he was fifth out of several hundred runners"
one-fifth, fifth, fifth part, twenty percent(noun)
one part in five equal parts
the musical interval between one note and another five notes away from it
coming next after the fourth and just before the sixth in position
The person or thing in the fifth position.
One of five equal parts of a whole.
The fifth gear of an engine.
A quantity of liquor equal to one-fifth of a gallon, or, more commonly, 750 milliliters.
The musical interval between one note and another five tones higher.
The fifth voice in a polyphonic melody.
The ordinal form of the number five.
The Fifth Amendment.
The right not to give self-incriminating testimony.
Origin: From the name of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, protecting various rights in United States legal proceedings.
next in order after the fourth; -- the ordinal of five
consisting of one of five equal divisions of a thing
the quotient of a unit divided by five; one of five equal parts; a fifth part
the interval of three tones and a semitone, embracing five diatonic degrees of the scale; the dominant of any key
Origin: [OE. fifte, fifthe, AS. ffta. See Five.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'fifth' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3061
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Rank popularity for the word 'fifth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1790
The numerical value of fifth in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of fifth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of fifth in a Sentence
Right now, I’m tagging probably every fifth can.
I had to trade our fifth anniversary for her funeral.
I don’t deal with bullies, i’m not in the fifth grade.
One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
If anyone earned the title of the fifth Beatle, it was George.
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Translations for fifth
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- пети, квинта, една петаBulgarian
- quint, quinta, cinquèCatalan, Valencian
- pětina, pátýCzech
- Fünfte, Fünftel, QuinteGerman
- πέμπτος, πέμπτοGreek
- kvinono, kvinaEsperanto
- viidennes, viides, viidesosa, kvinttiFinnish
- cinquième, quinteFrench
- còigeamhScottish Gaelic
- חמישי, חמישיתHebrew
- quinta, quintoInterlingua
- fimmta, fimmtiIcelandic
- quinto, quintaItalian
- penkta, penktas, penktadalisLithuanian
- piektais, piektā, piektā daļa, piektdaļaLatvian
- femtedel, femdelNorwegian
- femdel, femtedelNorwegian Nynorsk
- ashdlaʼ góneʼNavajo, Navaho
- quinto, quintaPortuguese
- cea a cincea, cincea, cel al cincilea, cincileaRomanian
- пятый, 5-ыйRussian
- пети, petiSerbo-Croatian
- පස්වෙනිSinhala, Sinhalese
- kvint, femte, femtedelSwedish
- ya tanoSwahili
- بەشىنچىUyghur, Uighur
- thứ nămVietnamese
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