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40
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : four
    Ordinal : fourth
    Multiplier : quadruple

EtymologyEdit

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.

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Abbreviations: 4th, 4th; (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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