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. 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.

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

  2. fifth(Noun)

    One of five equal parts of a whole.

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

  3. fifth(Noun)

    The fifth gear of an engine.

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

  4. fifth(Noun)

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

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

  5. fifth(Noun)

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

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

  6. fifth(Noun)

    The fifth voice in a polyphonic melody.

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

  7. fifth(Adjective)

    The ordinal form of the number five.

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

  8. Fifth(ProperNoun)

    The Fifth Amendment.

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

  9. Fifth(ProperNoun)

    The right not to give self-incriminating testimony.

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

  10. Fifth(ProperNoun)

    Fifth Avenue.

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

  11. Fifth(ProperNoun)

    Fifth Street.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Fifth(adj)

    consisting of one of five equal divisions of a thing

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

  3. Fifth(noun)

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

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

  4. Fifth(noun)

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

    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. fifth(noun)

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

  2. fifth(noun)

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

  3. fifth(noun)

    .45 cal. handgun.

  4. fifth(noun)

    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

How to pronounce fifth?

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    Alex
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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

Examples of fifth in a Sentence

  1. Ko Tae-bong:

    As labor costs in Mexico are just one fifth of that in Korea, Hyundai will be able to save a lot in small car production and better compete with rivals which have manufacturing presence in Mexico.

  2. Marc Sarrado:

    For the first seconds, it was complete silence. By the fifth second, everybody started to scream, it was really, really intense. Even when the shaking stopped, people were still screaming. They were completely panicked, because they knew exactly what it was.

  3. Andrew Marr:

    Just months after my return home, I, a 32-year-old once-virile male, was experiencing libido issues, we already had four children, waiting on our fifth, and my wife was thinking, ‘We have an enormous problem here. He doesn’t love me anymore.’ I didn’t know what was happening to me. I thought I just needed time.

  4. Monty McCutchen:

    The first one is traveling and the second one is traveling and the third, fourth and fifth one are traveling, im only joking to show that there are POEs and then there are POEs. We really want to get better at our fundamentals of the game and traveling is a big part of that.

  5. Martin Dempsey:

    We've been working with them. We've conducted 26 airstrikes since the fifth of May.

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