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| Cardinal: four|
Latinate ordinal: quartary, quaternary
Adverbial: four times
Latinate multiplier: quadruple
Greek or Latinate collective: tetrad
Greek collective prefix: tetra-, tessera-
Latinate collective prefix: quadri-
Multiuse collective: quadruplet
Fractional: quarter, fourth
Greek prefix: tetarto-
Number of musicians: quartet
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɔːθ/
- (General American) enPR: fôrth, IPA(key): /fɔɹθ/
- (rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /fo(ː)ɹθ/
- (non-rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /foəθ/
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- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)θ
- Homophone: forth
fourth (not comparable)
- The ordinal form of the number four.
- 2013 June 29, Leo Montada, “Coping with Life Stress”, in Herman Steensma; Riël Vermunt, editors, Social Justice in Human Relations Volume 2: Societal and Psychological Consequences of Justice and Injustice, Springer Science & Business Media, →ISBN, page 26:
- The fourth model is called the enlightment model: Actors are seen to be responsible for problems but unable or unwilling to provide solutions. They are believed to need discipline provided by authoritative guidance. The Alcoholic Anonymous[sic] groups are considered prototypical for this model.
Terms derived from fourth (adjective)
- fourth cousin
- fourth dimension
- fourth down
- fourth estate
- fourth finger
- fourth freedom rights
- fourth gear
- fourth gender
- fourth grade
- fourth normal form
- fourth official
- Fourth of July
- fourth-party logistics
- fourth person
- fourth rail
- Fourth Reich
- fourth slip
- fourth trimester
- fourth wall
- Fourth World
ordinal form of the number four — See also translations at 4th
fourth (plural fourths)
- (in the singular) The person or thing in the fourth position.
- (chiefly US) A quarter, one of four equal parts of a whole.
- (in the singular) The fourth gear of an engine.
- (music) A musical interval which spans four degrees of the diatonic scale, for example C to F (C D E F).
person or thing in the fourth position
quarter — see quarter
fourth-highest gear of an engine
musical interval spanning four degrees of the diatonic scale
- (informal) To agree with a proposition or statement after it has already been thirded.
- 1830 March 2, Hansard’s Parliamentary Debates, volume XXII, London, page 1189:
- If he remembered rightly what took place in the House on the first night of the session, the Attorney General would have to file an information, not only against the noble Lord who proposed the address, and the hon. Member for London who seconded it, but also against the hon. Member who thirded, and the noble Lord who fourthed it, and indeed against every Member in the House.
- 1854 January, “Tregonhorke’s First Trip in a Man-of-War”, in Hunt’s Yachting Magazine, volume the third, London: Hunt and Son, […]; Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., […], page 14:
- A lisping young “Soundings,” or master’s assistant, sung out “I thecond the mothon,” instantly transferring his beer to our hero’s face. In short the resolution was thirded, fourthed, fifthed, and sixthed, all following suit with the swipes: […]
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