What does fifth mean?

Definitions for fifth
fɪfθ or, often, fɪθfifth

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fifthnoun

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

  2. fifthnoun

    position five in a countable series of things

    "he was fifth out of several hundred runners"

  3. one-fifth, fifth, fifth part, twenty percentnoun

    one part in five equal parts

  4. fifthadjective

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

  5. fifth, 5thadjective

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


  1. fifthnoun

    The person or thing in the fifth position.

  2. fifthnoun

    One of five equal parts of a whole.

  3. fifthnoun

    The fifth gear of an engine.

  4. fifthnoun

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

  5. fifthnoun

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

  6. fifthnoun

    The fifth voice in a polyphonic melody.

  7. fifthadjective

    The ordinal form of the number five.

  8. Fifthnoun

    The Fifth Amendment.

  9. Fifthnoun

    The right not to give self-incriminating testimony.

  10. Fifthnoun

    Fifth Avenue.

  11. Fifthnoun

    Fifth Street.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FIFTHadjective

    Etymology: fifta, Saxon.

    With smiling aspect you serenely move,
    In your fifth orb, and rule the realm of love. Dryden.

    Just as I wish’d, the lots were cast on four,
    Myself the fifth. Alexander Pope, Odyssey, b. ix.

    The publick shall have lost four fifths of its annual income for ever. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fifthadjective

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

  2. Fifthadjective

    consisting of one of five equal divisions of a thing

  3. Fifthnoun

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

  4. Fifthnoun

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

  5. Etymology: [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.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. fifthnoun

    See 1/5. I could Drink a whole Hennesy fifth - Xzibit (Restless)

  2. fifthnoun

    Fifth street. On the corner, fifth and eighth is where he caught the mad papes -- Buddha Monk featuring Drunken Dragon (Sometime Faces)

  3. fifthnoun

    .45 cal. handgun.

  4. fifthnoun

    5th avenue manhattan

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

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  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

Examples of fifth in a Sentence

  1. New York:

    He’s got a series of steps by league mandate he has to go through, so we’ll wait patiently and get the other guys ready as we wait on him. Hopefully, he’s out there to play. We won’t have a definite answer on that until much later in the week. The Rams should be well-rested as their previous game was Thursday, a 26-17 win in Seattle. The Rams have allowed the fewest sacks (four) in the NFL this season. The Giants has been good in this area, allowing eight sacks (tie for fifth-lowest). The over-under of 47.5 is the lowest for a Rams game this season. Rams coach Sean McVay is 2-2 in games after a Thursday night contest. The NFC West is a successful passing division. The Seahawks lead the NFL in yards per passing attempt (9.3), followed by the Cardinals and Rams at 9.2 The Giants are eighth at 8.1. SUN 1:00 PMNFLSPREADTO WINTOTALLOS ANGELES RAMS-9.5-500o49.0NEW YORK GIANTS+9.5+380u49. LOS ANGELES RAMS @ NEW YORK GIANTS (1 p.m. ET Sunday, FOX)Point spread:Rams -10.5 (favored to win by more 10.5 than points, otherwise Giants cover)Moneyline:Rams -556 favorite to win (bet $10 to win $11.80 total); Giants +425 underdog to win (bet $10 to win $52.50 total)Total scoring over/under:47.5 points scored by both teams combined Pick via FOX Sports' Colin Cowherd:.

  2. Emanuel Cleaver:

    Until I am experiencing no symptoms and have completed my quarantine, I will continue to work remotely on behalf of the Fifth Congressional District of Missouri.

  3. Suu Kyi:

    As far as we understand, it was the fifth similar incident this year, this sort of accident is common just because there is no rule of law. It also reflects lack of due consideration for the safety of people's life and property.

  4. Marc Short:

    If they're asserting the Fifth merely to cater to the President's whims or cover up for the President, that is not a proper use of the privilege, but we will have to do our best to divine whether they're properly invoking the Fifth or using it as a stratagem to keep information.

  5. Andrew Lewis:

    I've sailed in worse conditions and think the water pollution situation is exaggerated, this is my fifth time back to Rio, and I've never gotten sick and never got any infection.

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