fifths

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fifth \Fifth\, adjective [OE. fifte, fifthe, AS. f[imac]fta. See {Five}.]

1. Next in order after the fourth; -- the ordinal of five.

2. Consisting of one of five equal divisions of a thing.

{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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fifth \Fifth\, noun

1. The quotient of a unit divided by five; one of five equal parts; a fifth part.

2. (Mus.) The interval of three tones and a semitone, embracing five diatonic degrees of the scale; the dominant of any key.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

fifth

adjective

1: coming next after the fourth and just before the sixth in position [syn: {fifth}, {5th}]

noun

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


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