English - Etymology
From Middle English fourthe, from an alteration of ferthe, influenced by four, from Old English feorþa, fēowerþa, from Proto-Germanic *fedurþô. Compare West Frisian fjirde, Dutch vierde, German vierte, Danish fjerde, Icelandic fjórði.
English - Pronunciation
English - Adjective
English - Noun
- (not used in the plural) The person or thing in the fourth position.
- A quarter, one of four equal parts of a whole.
- (not used in the plural) The fourth gear of an engine.
- (music) A musical interval which spans four degrees of the diatonic scale, for example C to F (C D E F).