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fourth

 (fôrth)
n.
1. The ordinal number matching the number four in a series.
2. One of four equal parts.
3. Music
a. A tone four degrees above or below a given tone in a diatonic scale.
b. The interval between two such tones.
c. The harmonic combination of these tones.
d. The subdominant of a scale or key.
4. The transmission gear or gear ratio used to produce forward speeds next higher to those of third in a motor vehicle.
5. Fourth The Fourth of July; Independence Day. Used with the: went to a parade on the Fourth.

[Middle English fourthe, from Old English fēortha; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]

fourth adv. & adj.

fourth

(fɔːθ)
adj (usually prenominal)
1.
a. coming after the third in order, position, time, etc. Often written: 4th
b. (as noun): the fourth in succession.
2. (Automotive Engineering) denoting the fourth forward ratio of a gearbox in motor vehicles
n
3. (Music, other) music
a. the interval between one note and another four notes away from it counting inclusively along the diatonic scale
b. one of two notes constituting such an interval in relation to the other. See also perfect9, interval5, diminished2
4. (Automotive Engineering) the fourth forward ratio of a gearbox in a motor vehicle: he changed into fourth as soon as he had passed me.
5. (Mathematics) a less common word for quarter2
adv
after the third person, position, event, etc
sentence connector
as the fourth point: linking what follows with the previous statements, as in a speech or argument

fourth

(fɔrθ, foʊrθ)

adj.
1. next after the third; being the ordinal number for four.
2. being one of four equal parts.
3. pertaining to the gear transmission ratio at which the drive shaft speed is greater than that of third gear for a given engine crankshaft speed.
n.
4. a fourth part, esp. of one (¼).
5. the fourth member of a series.
6.
a. a musical interval encompassing four diatonic degrees.
b. a tone at this interval.
c. the harmonic combination of two tones a fourth apart.
7. fourth gear.
8. the Fourth, Independence Day; the Fourth of July.
adv.
9. in the fourth place; fourthly.
[before 950; Middle English fourthe, Old English fēowertha. See four, -th2]
fourth′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fourth - following the third positionfourth - following the third position; number four in a countable series
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
2.fourth - one of four equal partsfourth - one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound"
common fraction, simple fraction - the quotient of two integers
3.fourth - the musical interval between one note and another four notes away from it
musical interval, interval - the difference in pitch between two notes
Adj.1.fourth - coming next after the third and just before the fifth in position or time or degree or magnitudefourth - 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"
ordinal - being or denoting a numerical order in a series; "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh"
Adv.1.fourth - in the fourth place; "fourthly, you must pay the rent on the first of the month"
Translations
الرابِعجُزء من أربَعَه ، رُبْعرابعرَابِع
čtvrtýčtvrtina
fjerdefjerdedel
kvara
neljäs
četvrti
negyedik
fjórîifjórîi hluti
四番目の
네 번째의
ketvirtaketvirtas
patrapatrulea
štvrtý
četrtičetrtina
fjärdefyra
อันดับที่สี่
dördüncüdörtte biri1/44.üncü
thứ tư

fourth

[fɔːθ]
A. ADJcuarto
B. N
1. (in series) → cuarto/a m/f
the Fourth of July (US) → el cuatro de julio
2. (US) (= fraction) → cuarto m, cuarta parte f
3. (Aut) (also fourth gear) → cuarta f (velocidad)
4. (Mus) → cuarta f
C. CPD fourth dimension Ncuarta dimensión f
the fourth estate N (hum) → el cuarto poder, la prensa
fourth note N (US) (Mus) → cuarta f
see fifth for usage
FOURTH OF JULY
El 4 de julio, Día de la Independencia (Independence Day), es la fiesta nacional más importante de Estados Unidos y se celebra para conmemorar el aniversario de la Declaración de Independencia en 1776. Como una auténtica fiesta de cumpleaños del país, las celebraciones presentan un marcado carácter patriótico y la bandera nacional ondea en las casas de muchos norteamericanos, a la vez que tienen lugar acontecimientos públicos por todo el país, con fuegos artificiales, desfiles y comidas en el campo.

fourth

[ˈfɔːrθ]
adjquatrième
the fourth floor → le quatrième étage
n
(AUTOMOBILES) (also fourth gear) → quatrième f
the fourth (= fourth day of month) → le quatre
the fourth of June → le quatre juin
(= fourth part) → quart mfourth dimension n
the fourth dimension → la quatrième dimensionfourth form ntroisième ffourth-grader [ˌfɔːrθˈgreɪdər] nélève mf de CM1

fourth

adjvierte(r, s); the fourth dimensiondie vierte Dimension; the fourth estatedie Presse
n (= fraction)Viertel nt; (in series) → Vierte(r, s); to drive in fourth (Aut) → im vierten Gang fahren; we need a fourth for our game of bridgewir brauchen noch einen vierten zum Bridge ? also sixth

fourth

[fɔːθ]
1. adjquarto/a
fourth finger → anulare m
2. n (in series) → quarto/a; (fraction) → quarto (Aut) (also fourth gear) → quarta
for usage see fifth

four

(foː) noun
1. the number or figure 4.
2. the age of 4.
adjective
1. 4 in number.
2. aged 4.
four-
having four (of something). a four-man team.
fourth noun
1. one of four equal parts.
2. (also adjective) the last of four (people, things etc); the next after the third.
ˈfoursome noun
a group of four people, especially for playing games, eg golf. We'll play in a foursome.
ˈfour-year-old noun
a person or animal that is four years old.
adjective
(of a person, animal or thing) that is four years old.
on all fours
on hands and knees. He went up the steep path on all fours.

fourth

رَابِع čtvrtý fjerde vierter τέταρτος cuarto neljäs quatrième četvrti quarto 四番目の 네 번째의 vierde fjerde czwarty quarto четвертый fjärde อันดับที่สี่ dördüncü thứ tư 第四

fourth

n cuarta parte, cuarto; a fourth of the patients..una cuarta parte de los pacientes
References in classic literature ?
There is also a break or caesura which in five-syllable verses falls after the second syllable and in seven-syllable verses after the fourth.
In a seven-syllable verse the odd syllables can have any tone; as regards the even syllables, when the second syllable is even, then the fourth is oblique, and the sixth even.
House-hunting in the other end of town ceased, and on Pine Street, between Fifth and Fourth, and in immediate proximity to the great Southern Pacific railroad yards, Billy and Saxon rented a neat cottage of four small rooms for ten dollars a month.
What therefore more easy than now to take his servant on a second journey into the blessed region of the Fourth Dimension, where I shall look down with him once more upon this land of Three Dimensions, and see the inside of every three-dimensioned house, the secrets of the solid earth, the treasures of the mines in Spaceland, and the intestines of every solid living creature, even of the noble and adorable Spheres.
Nay, I despair not that, even here, in this region of Three Dimensions, your Lordship's art may make the Fourth Dimension visible to me; just as in the Land of Two Dimensions my Teacher's skill would fain have opened the eyes of his blind servant to the invisible presence of a Third Dimension, though I saw it not.
There are besides two other states, a democracy and an oligarchy, one of which all speak of, and it is always esteemed a species of the four sorts; and thus they reckon them up; a monarchy, an oligarchy, a democracy, and this fourth which they call an aristocracy.
The fourth auditor, who during all this conversation had played a mute part, made a sign of the head in proof that he acquiesced in the proposition.
But at that time let me have a shady rock and wine of Biblis, a clot of curds and milk of drained goats with the flesh of an heifer fed in the woods, that has never calved, and of firstling kids; then also let me drink bright wine, sitting in the shade, when my heart is satisfied with food, and so, turning my head to face the fresh Zephyr, from the everflowing spring which pours down unfouled thrice pour an offering of water, but make a fourth libation of wine.
According to the narrative of the German doctor, Ferdinand Werne, the expedition attempted in 1840, under the auspices of Mehemet Ali, stopped at Gondokoro, between the fourth and fifth parallels of north latitude.
There are really four dimensions, three which we call the three planes of Space, and a fourth, Time.
The next staircase is approached by a ladder, and ends at the fourth story from the ground.
the individual husbandman, for example, producing for four, and labouring four times as long and as much as he need in the provision of food with which he supplies others as well as himself; or will he have nothing to do with others and not be at the trouble of producing for them, but provide for himself alone a fourth of the food in a fourth of the time, and in the remaining three-fourths of his time be employed in making a house or a coat or a pair of shoes, having no partnership with others, but supplying himself all his own wants?

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