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Meaning & Definition of Fourth in English

English

Fourth

/fɔrθ/

noun

1. Following the third position

  • Number four in a countable series
    synonym:
  • fourth

2. One of four equal parts

  • "A quarter of a pound"
    synonym:
  • one-fourth
  • ,
  • fourth
  • ,
  • one-quarter
  • ,
  • quarter
  • ,
  • fourth part
  • ,
  • twenty-five percent
  • ,
  • quartern

3. The musical interval between one note and another four notes away from it

    synonym:
  • fourth

adjective

1. Coming next after the third and just before the fifth in position or time or degree or magnitude

  • "The quaternary period of geologic time extends from the end of the tertiary period to the present"
    synonym:
  • fourth
  • ,
  • 4th
  • ,
  • quaternary

adverb

1. In the fourth place

  • "Fourthly, you must pay the rent on the first of the month"
    synonym:
  • fourthly
  • ,
  • fourth

Examples of using

The fourth is called Numbers, since at the beginning of the book the great number of the children of Israel are listed by their tribes and families.
January is the first month of the year, April is the fourth, November is the eleventh, and December is the twelfth.
He's in the fourth year.