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

Wiktionary

  1. fifthnoun

    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. fifthnoun

    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. fifthnoun

    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. fifthnoun

    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. fifthnoun

    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. fifthnoun

    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. fifthadjective

    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. Fifthnoun

    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. Fifthnoun

    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. Fifthnoun

    Fifth Avenue.

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

  11. Fifthnoun

    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. Fifthadjective

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

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

  2. Fifthadjective

    consisting of one of five equal divisions of a thing

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

  3. Fifthnoun

    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. Fifthnoun

    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. 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

How to pronounce fifth?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Bryan Pagliano:

    On the advice of counsel, I will decline to answer your question in reliance on my rights under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The phrase "Survival of the fittest" was first coined by Herbert Spencer in his "Principles of Biology" (1864) after reading Charles Darwin's theory of "natural selection" discussed in "On the Origin of Species" by Darwin - published in the same year. Five years later, Darwin first used Spencer's new phrase "Survival of the fittest" alongside his phrase "natural selection" in his fifth edition of "On the Origin of Species", published in 1869. It's interesting to note that "fittest" is often misconstrued as either the strongest of the species or the most intelligent species, which is neither an accurate description nor the interpretation desired by Darwin in his theory. In actuality, the fittest species is the one that is the most adaptable to change. In other words, those who can become most well adapted to current environment and the changes therein, can have the chance and opportunity to survive. Darwin's theory of natural selection teaches us that it's absolutely important to welcome the change, and manage the change for survival and for becoming the winner. It's really interesting that being the most adaptable to change often outweighs the strength and intelligence factors, contrary to the common understanding of life and the phrase "Survival of the fittest.

  5. John McEnroe:

    After the top few guys I'm guessing the fourth or fifth most desirable guy to watch is him.

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    the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
    • A. hypernym
    • B. helm
    • C. tingle
    • D. abandon

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