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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fifth or, often, fith]
    • /fɪfθ or, often, fɪθ/
    • /fɪfθ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fifth or, often, fith]
    • /fɪfθ or, often, fɪθ/

Definitions of fifth word

  • adjective fifth next after the fourth; being the ordinal number for five. 1
  • adjective fifth being one of five equal parts. 1
  • adjective fifth Automotive. of, relating to, or operating at the gear transmission ratio at which the drive shaft speed is greater than that of fourth gear for a given engine crankshaft speed: fifth gear. 1
  • adverb fifth in the fifth place; fifthly. 1
  • noun fifth a fifth part, especially of one (1/5). 1
  • noun fifth the fifth member of a series. 1

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Origin of fifth

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; earlier fift, Middle English fifte, Old English fīfta; -th by analogy with fourth, etc.

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Parts of speech for Fifth


fifth popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fifth usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fifth

adj fifth

  • quinary — pertaining to or consisting of five.
  • quinquennial — of or lasting for five years.
  • quintan — (of a fever, ague, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur every fifth day.

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