fourth

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40
 ←  3 4 5  → 
    Cardinal: four
    Ordinal: fourth
    Multiplier: quadruple, fourfold
    Distributive: quadruply
    Fractional: quarter, fourth

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English fourthe, an alteration (due to four) of ferthe, from Old English fēorþa, fēowerþa, from Proto-Germanic *fedurþô, equivalent to four +‎ -th. Compare West Frisian fjirde, Saterland Frisian fjädde, fjoode, Dutch vierde, German Low German feerde, feerd, German vierte, Danish fjerde, Icelandic fjórði.

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fourth (not comparable)

  1. 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[1], 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.

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Abbreviations: 4th, 4th, IVth; (in names of monarchs and popes, and formal names in English) IV

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fourth (plural fourths)

  1. (not used in the plural) The person or thing in the fourth position.
  2. (chiefly American) A quarter, one of four equal parts of a whole.
  3. (not used in the plural) The fourth gear of an engine.
  4. (music) A musical interval which spans four degrees of the diatonic scale, for example C to F (C D E F).

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fourth

  1. Alternative form of ferthe