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Meaning & Definition of Fifth in English

English

Fifth

/fɪfθ/

noun

1. A quantity of liquor equal to one fifth of a united states gallon

    synonym:
  • fifth

2. Position five in a countable series of things

  • "He was fifth out of several hundred runners"
    synonym:
  • fifth

3. One part in five equal parts

    synonym:
  • one-fifth
  • ,
  • fifth
  • ,
  • fifth part
  • ,
  • twenty percent

4. The musical interval between one note and another five notes away from it

    synonym:
  • fifth

adjective

1. Coming next after the fourth and just before the sixth in position

    synonym:
  • fifth
  • ,
  • 5th

Examples of using

The fifth of May is the day when Napoleon died.
May fifth is Children's Day.
First, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth... penultimate, last.