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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fourth  \Fourth\,  a.  [OE.  fourthe,  ferthe,  feorthe,  AS 
  fe['o]r[eth]a,  fr  fe['o]wer  four.] 
  1.  Next  in  order  after  the  third  the  ordinal  of  four 
 
  2.  Forming  one  of  four  equal  parts  into  which  anything  may  be 
  divided. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fourth  \Fourth\,  n. 
  1.  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 
 
  2.  (Mus.)  The  interval  of  two  tones  and  a  semitone,  embracing 
  four  diatonic  degrees  of  the  scale;  the  subdominant  of  any 
  key. 
 
  {The  Fourth},  specifically,  in  the  United  States,  the  fourth 
  day  of  July,  the  anniversary  of  the  declaration  of 
  American  independence;  as  to  celebrate  the  Fourth 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fourth 
  adj  :  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"  [syn:  {4th},  {quaternary}] 
  n  1:  following  the  third  position;  number  four  in  a  countable 
  series 
  2:  one  of  four  equal  parts  "a  quarter  of  a  pound"  [syn:  {one-fourth}, 
  {quarter},  {fourth  part},  {twenty-five  percent},  {quartern}] 
  3:  the  musical  interval  between  one  note  and  another  four  notes 
  away  from  it 
  adv  :  in  the  fourth  place  "fourthly,  you  must  pay  the  rent  on  the 
  first  of  the  month"  [syn:  {fourthly}] 




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