dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


5 definitions found
 for fifth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fifth \Fifth\, a. [OE. fifte, fifthe, AS. f[imac]fta. See
     Five.]
     1. Next in order after the fourth; -- the ordinal of five.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Consisting of one of five equal divisions of a thing.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Fifth monarchy men (Hist.), a fanatical sect in England, of
        the time of the commonwealth, who maintained that there
        would be a fifth universal monarchy, during which Christ
        would reign on earth a thousand years.
  
     Fifth wheel, a horizontal wheel or segment above the fore
        axle of a carriage and beneath the body, forming an
        extended support to prevent careening.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fifth \Fifth\, n.
     1. The quotient of a unit divided by five; one of five equal
        parts; a fifth part.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Mus.) The interval of three tones and a semitone,
        embracing five diatonic degrees of the scale; the dominant
        of any key.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fifth
      adj 1: coming next after the fourth and just before the sixth in
             position [syn: fifth, 5th]
      n 1: a quantity of liquor equal to one fifth of a United States
           gallon
      2: position five in a countable series of things; "he was fifth
         out of several hundred runners"
      3: one part in five equal parts [syn: one-fifth, fifth,
         fifth part, twenty percent]
      4: the musical interval between one note and another five notes
         away from it

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "fifth":
     consecutive intervals, decimalization, decimation, degree,
     diapason, diatessaron, diatonic interval, diatonic semitone,
     enharmonic diesis, enharmonic interval, fivefold, fourth,
     half step, halftone, interval, less semitone, melodic interval,
     note, octave, parallel octaves, pentad, pentadic, pentastyle,
     pentavalent, quinary, quincuncial, quinquefid, quinquennial,
     quinquepartite, quinquepartition, quinquesection, quintuple,
     quintuplicate, second, semitone, seventh, sextipartition, sixth,
     step, tenth, third, tithe, tone, unison interval, whole step
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Fifth
  
     An enhanced version of FORTH.  M.S. Dissertation, Cliff Click
     , Texas A&M, 1985.  Available from the
     Software Construction Co, (409)696-5432.
  

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229