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Definitions of fourth

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"

the musical interval between one note and another four notes away from it

one of four equal parts; " a quarter of a pound"

following the third position; number four in a countable series

in the fourth place; " fourthly, you must pay the rent on the first of the month"

Next in order after the third; the ordinal of four.

Forming one of four equal parts into which anything may be divided.

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.

The interval of two tones and a semitone, embracing four diatonic degrees of the scale; the subdominant of any key.

Next in order after third.

One of four equal parts.

Next after the third.

FOURTHLY.

Half of a half.

Next in order after the third.

The ordinal of four.

One of four equal parts of a whole; an interval composed of two tones and a semi tone.

Next after the third; ordinal of four.
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Quotes of fourth

The outcome, the fourth in an issue of five boys born into a staunch Baptist home, meant that from the beginning I was taught to be respectful of others no less than myself, influencing ever since both my political and administrative attitudes. – James W. Black

I have been in the series for over 3 years 3 series. There will be a fourth series next year which of course I won't be in because I'm now dead. So in total I appeared in 25 episodes. – Richard Briers

And then fourth we have that essential group of people who track programs and budgets to ensure that they align with the needs of preparation and warning, counterintelligence and support to the operational war fighter. – Stephen Cambone

My favorite period is World War II, and I'm in the middle of writing my fourth novel set in that era. – Ken Follett

And then as we played more and more as a trio, it became more and more of a situation where we realized we really knew how to use the fourth member of the group that space. The thing about the trio is that it's the biggest sound you can have with the smallest unit. – Charlie Hunter

I don't know if he was the fourth man or the fifth, but he was certainly in the top 10. – Christine Keeler

If there was any magic formula, it was getting to pitch every fourth day. – Sandy Koufax

Raising funds for my fourth expedition proved to be very difficult. – Louis Leakey

I was born because my mother needed a fourth for meals. – Beatrice Lillie

In some ways, that's the story of my season when I wasn't making big mistakes, I was winning races and being on the podium. And when I made mistakes I was still fourth or fifth, just off the podium. – Bode Miller

On occasion we need to make a second effort and a third effort, and a fourth effort, and as many degrees of effort as may be required to accomplish what we strive to achieve. – Thomas S. Monson

A man snatches the first kiss, pleads for the second, demands the third, takes the fourth accepts the fifth and endures all the rest. – Helen Rowland

Russia contains one fourth of the inhabitants of all Europe, and one half of the entire number of Israelites. – Isaac Mayer Wise
Usage examples for fourth

He stayed away for three days; on the evening of the fourth she sent for him. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert

One fourth of all children born did not live to the age of ten, most dying in their first year. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly

It was Conaran's fourth daughter. – Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

To Confess the Truth, he had no less than three ty'd up behind his Horse, and a fourth he held in his Hand. – An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews by Conny Keyber

This was the fourth day. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun

He read the song aloud for the fourth time. – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham

The fourth form is the square thread shown in Fig. – Modern MachineShop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose

Will it be to the extent of one fourth or one half of their earnings? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie

Sheep may be given about one fourth the dose recommended for cattle. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.

It was always in the fourth class that the first communion was made; that is, when the girls stayed one year in each class. – Balcony Stories by Grace E. King

Regina took the fourth bowl and a piece of bread and went out. – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford

The apostolic authorship of the fourth gospel and the first epistle of John is sustained by a mass of evidence that cannot be set aside. – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows

The fourth this: You go. – Quiet Talks on Service by S. D. Gordon

I intend to give you a full ackount of the celebrashin of the Fourth at Downingville. – Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia by Seba Smith

The fourth person present in the room, who sat with his book at some distance, had turned his eyes upon Otway with a look of peculiar interest. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing

Fourth and last came the famous Neapolitans of Marquis Trevico. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 15551623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley

Three women hanged, a fourth tried, by the local authorities. – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein

It seemed very still here on the fourth level of Vokal's palace. – The Return of Tharn by Howard Carleton Browne

Next year, the fourth it did better. – Woodland Tales by Ernest SetonThompson

After the fourth move every square must be attacked or occupied, but no queen must then attack another. – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
Rhymes for fourth
 forth, north, orth, warth;
 henceforth, thenceforth;