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Fifth meaning

fifth - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Consisting of one of five equal divisions of a thing.
  2. 2. The quotient of a unit divided by five; one of five equal parts; a fifth part.
  3. 3. The interval of three tones and a semitone, embracing five diatonic degrees of the scale; the dominant of any key.
  4. 4. Next in order after the fourth; - the ordinal of five.

fifth - examples of usage

  1. In the morning I am going to church, to see how they worship my Father in this city of many mobs; but at noon I will hold a meeting on the corner of Fifth and Western City Streets, and if you wish, you may hear me. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  2. He couldn't appear at this late day as the owner, and sell it to anybody but Fulkerson and me for a fifth of what it's cost him. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  3. The old man put his head out again and told the driver to take them to the Fifth Avenue Hotel. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
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