# fifth

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## fifth

(fĭfth, fĭth)
n.
1. The ordinal number matching the number five in a series.
2. One of five equal parts.
3. One fifth of a gallon or four fifths of a quart of liquor.
4. Music
a. A tone five degrees above or below a given tone in a diatonic scale.
b. The interval between two such tones.
c. The harmonic combination of two such tones.
d. The dominant of a scale or key.
5. Fifth The Fifth Amendment. Used with the.

[Middle English, from Old English fīfta; see penkwe in Indo-European roots.]

## fifth

(fɪfθ)
a. coming after the fourth in order, position, time, etc. Often written: 5th
b. (as noun): he came on the fifth.
n
1. (Mathematics)
a. one of five equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, measurement, etc
b. (as modifier): a fifth part.
2. (Mathematics) the fraction equal to one divided by five ()
3. (Music, other) music
a. the interval between one note and another five 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, diminished2, interval5
4. (Automotive Engineering) an additional high gear fitted to some motor vehicles
Also: fifthly after the fourth person, position, event, etc
sentence connector
Also: fifthly as the fifth point: linking what follows with the previous statements, as in a speech or argument
[Old English fīfta]

## fifth

(fɪfθ or, often, fɪθ)

1. next after the fourth; being the ordinal number for five.
2. being one of five equal parts.
n.
3. a fifth part, esp. of one (?).
4. the fifth member of a series.
5. a fifth part of a gallon of liquor; ? of a quart (about 750 milliliters).
6.
a. a musical interval encompassing five diatonic degrees.
b. a tone at this interval.
c. the harmonic combination of two tones a fifth apart.
7. in the fifth place; fifthly.
[before 1000; earlier fift, Middle English fifte, Old English fīfta]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 fifth - a quantity of liquor equal to one fifth of a United States gallonUnited States liquid unit - a liquid unit officially adopted in the United States Customary System 2 fifth - position five in a countable series of things; "he was fifth out of several hundred runners"rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority" 3 fifth - one part in five equal parts  common fraction, simple fraction - the quotient of two integers 4 fifth - the musical interval between one note and another five notes away from itmusical interval, interval - the difference in pitch between two notes Adj. 1 fifth - coming next after the fourth and just before the sixth in position5thordinal - being or denoting a numerical order in a series; "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh"
Translations
الخامِسخامِسخُمْس
cinquèquintquinta
pátýpětina
femtefemtedel
kvina
viides
peti
ötödikötöd
fimmti

다섯 번째의
piektāpiektais
cinceacincilea
pätinapiaty
petipetina
femtefemtedel
ลำดับที่ห้า
beşincibeşte biri1/55.nci
thứ năm

## fifth

[fɪfθ]
he came fifth in the competitionocupó el quinto lugar or terminó quinto en la competición
in the fifth century (in writing) → ; (speaking) → en el siglo quinto or cinco
Henry the Fifth (in writing) → ; (speaking) → Enrique Quinto
the fifth of July; July the fifthel cinco de julio
fifth form (Brit) (Scol) → quinto m, quinto curso
B. N
1. (in series) → quinto/a m/f
I was the fifth to arriveyo fui el quinto en llegar
I wrote to him on the fifthle escribí el día cinco
2. (= fraction) → quinto m, quinta parte f
3. (Mus) → quinta f
C. CPD fifth column N (Pol) → quinta columna f
fifth columnist N (Pol) →

## fifth

[ˈfɪfθ]
the fifth floor → le cinquième étage
n
the fifth (= day of month) → le cinq
the fifth of August → le cinq août
(= fraction) → cinquième mfifth form nfifth-grader [ˌfɪfθˈgreɪdər] nélève mf de CM2

## fifth

nFünfte(r, s); (= part, fraction)Fünftel nt; (Mus) → Quinte f; to take the fifth (US inf) → ? also sixth

## fifth

:
fifth column
nfünfte Kolonne
fifth columnist
nAngehörige(r) mfder fünften Kolonne, Kollaborateur(in) m(f)

## fifth

[fɪfθ]
I was (the) fifth to arrive → sono stato il quinto ad arrivare
he came fifth in the competition → è arrivato quinto al concorso, si è piazzato al quinto posto
Henry the Fifth → Enrico Quinto
the fifth of July, July the fifth → il cinque luglio
I wrote to him on the fifth → gli ho scritto il cinque
fifth form (Brit) (Scol) → terzo anno di scuola superiore
2. n (in series) → quinto/a; (fraction) → quinto (Mus) → quinta

## fifth

(fifθ) noun
1. one of five equal parts.
2. (also adjective) the last of five (people etc ); the next after the fourth.

## fifth

pátý femte viides peti 五番目の 다섯 번째의 femte ลำดับที่ห้า thứ năm
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Nazarenkova performed with ball and clubs and took the fifth position in all-around competitions.

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