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fɔrθ, foʊrθfourth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fourthnoun

    following the third position; number four in a countable series

  2. one-fourth, fourth, one-quarter, quarter, fourth part, twenty-five percent, quarternnoun

    one of four equal parts

    "a quarter of a pound"

  3. fourthadjective

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

  4. fourth, 4th, quaternaryadverb

    coming next after the third and just before the fifth in position or time or degree or magnitude

    "the quaternary period of geologic time extends from the end of the tertiary period to the present"

  5. fourthly, fourthadverb

    in the fourth place

    "fourthly, you must pay the rent on the first of the month"

Wiktionary

  1. fourthnoun

    The person or thing in the fourth position.

  2. fourthnoun

    A quarter, one of four equal parts of a whole.

  3. fourthnoun

    The fourth gear of an engine.

  4. fourthnoun

    A musical interval which spans four degrees of the diatonic scale, for example C to F (C D E F).

  5. fourthadjective

    The ordinal form of the number four.

  6. Fourthnoun

    The Fourth of July.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fourthadjective

    The ordinal of four; the first after the third.

    Etymology: from four.

    A third is like the former: filthy hags!
    Why do you shew me this? A fourth? start eye!
    What! will the line stretch out to th’ crack of doom? William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fourthadjective

    next in order after the third; the ordinal of four

  2. Fourthadjective

    forming one of four equal parts into which anything may be divided

  3. Fourthnoun

    one of four equal parts into which one whole may be divided; the quotient of a unit divided by four; one coming next in order after the third

  4. Fourthnoun

    the interval of two tones and a semitone, embracing four diatonic degrees of the scale; the subdominant of any key

  5. Etymology: [OE. fourthe, ferthe, feorthe, AS. fera, fr. fewer four.]

Freebase

  1. Fourth

    Fourth is a 1971 studio album by the Canterbury band Soft Machine. The album is also titled Four or 4 in the USA; the numeral "4" is the title as shown on the cover in all countries, but a written-out title appears on the spine and label. This was the group's first all-instrumental album, although their previous album Third had almost completed the band's move in this direction toward instrumental jazz, and a complete abandonment of their original self-presentation as a psychedelic pop group, or progressive rock group. It was also the last of their albums to include drummer and founding member Robert Wyatt who afterwards left to record a solo album, The End of an Ear, and then founded a new group, Matching Mole, whose name was a pun on "Soft Machine" as pronounced in French: "Machine Molle". Like the previous Soft Machine album, this one uses session musicians who were not regarded as full group members, but toured with the band for live performances. In 1999, Soft Machine albums Fourth and Fifth were re-released together on one CD. In 2007, The Fourth was re-released as part of the series Soft Machine Remastered – The CBS Years 1970–1973. The booklets of these re-releases contain liner notes written by Mark Powell from Esoteric Recordings about the history of Soft Machine, their musical development and as one of the first relevant bands in the so-called progressive rock scene.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'fourth' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1784

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    Rank popularity for the word 'fourth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1351

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fourth in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fourth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of fourth in a Sentence

  1. Stephanie Ready:

    That experience was a once-in-a-lifetime situation, not only because I was so young and starting out in my coaching career -- that was the fourth year I had ever coached in any sport -- but it taught me a lot about the game of basketball. It taught me a lot about the business side of basketball, and it also just made me tougher.

  2. Epictetus:

    If you would cure anger, do not feed it. Say to yourself 'I used to be angry every day then every other day now only every third or fourth day.' When you reach thirty days offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the gods.

  3. Barack Obama:

    Going into the fourth quarter, you usually get a time-out, i am now looking forward to a quiet time-out, Christmas with my family.

  4. Gary Kelly:

    I think all that will smooth out, both with our existing employees that we're trying to get back in and settle back and new hires as well, but it's not going to be here in the fourth quarter. It's going to take a while.

  5. Lucas Tambellini:

    Even as analysts revised their earnings views downwards across the board, fourth-quarter numbers came in at way worse than everyone expected.

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