"fourth" Definition

Definitions for the word "fourth" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. a.
Next in order after the third; the ordinal of four.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
2. a.
Forming one of four equal parts into which anything may be divided.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
3. n.
One of four equal parts into which one whole may be divided; the quotient of a unit divided by four; one coming next in order after the third.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
4. n.
The interval of two tones and a semitone, embracing four diatonic degrees of the scale; the subdominant of any key.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
5. adj.
& n. 1 next after third. 2 any of four equal parts of a thing. fourthly adv. [old english: related to *four]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
6. slang
or FOURTH COURT, the court appropriated to the waterclosets at Cambridge; from its really being No. 4 at Trinity College. A man leaving his room to go to the FOURTH COURT, writes on his door, in algebraic notation, GONE^4, which expresses the Cambridge slang phrase, “gone to the FOURTH.”
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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