What does fifth mean?

Definitions for fifth
fɪfθ or, often, fɪθfifth

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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.


  1. Fifth

    Fifth is the ordinal form of the number five.


  1. fifth

    A "fifth" generally refers to one out of five equal parts of a whole. It constitutes 20% of the total. In other terms, it may also refer to the position that comes after the fourth and before the sixth in a series or count. Also, in music, it refers to an interval spanning five consecutive notes.

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. John McEnroe:

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

  2. Henry B. Adams:

    The work of internal government has become the task of controlling the thousands of fifth-rate men

  3. Tad Sholtis:

    We anticipate that side-by-side, air-to-air and air-to-ground tests will be illustrative of the fifth generation fighter's advanced interdiction capabilities, this aircraft is built to go where legacy platforms cannot.

  4. Northside Independent School District:

    The activity and video in question were part of a larger fifth-grade project-based lesson around the inequity of segregation, while the campus did receive positive feedback from several parents . . . District and campus administration recognize the parent’s concerns and agree that the activity and video are not age-appropriate and will not be used again.

  5. The President:

    All eyes are now on the Fifth circuit and we are hoping that they too, do the right thing and dismiss the meritless case.

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