|← 3||4||5 →|
| Cardinal: four|
Multiplier: quadruple, fourfold
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.
- (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)
Abbreviations: 4th, 4th; (in names of monarchs and popes, and formal names in English) IV
fourth (plural fourths)
- (not used in the plural) The person or thing in the fourth position.
- (chiefly American) A quarter, one of four equal parts of a whole.
- (not used in the plural) 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).
- Alternative form of