It was such poor quality that even Spencer admits you could only hear “every fifth world” and that it was all “garbled.”
I was trapped in an eerie artistic fifth dimension, feeling misty-eyed and heavy-limbed.
A fifth useful metric is what employers—both nationally and regionally—think of graduates from particular colleges.
Hill nods toward an empty fifth of Knob Creek bourbon on his dressing room shelf.
One thing that seems notable in retrospect is the book Lanza made as part of a class project in the fifth grade.
After the fourth he goes at the fifth, and after him he attacks the sixth.
It was nourished by reading the church fathers of the fourth and fifth centuries.
I think it either went to fifth or sixth, but I am almost positive it didn't go to seventh.
A fifth is not enough, said the Duke, how could I do with a tenth?
But there are plenty of other women living miles from anywhere who know what's being worn on fifth avenue.
c.1200, fift, from Old English fifta, from fif "five" (see five) + -ta (see -th (1)). Altered 14c. by influence of fourth. Cf. Old Frisian fifta, Old Saxon fifto, Old Norse fimmti, Dutch vijfde, Old High German fimfto, German fünfte, Gothic fimfta.
Noun meaning "fifth part of a gallon of liquor" is first recorded 1938, American English. Fifth Avenue (in New York City) has been used figuratively for "elegance, taste" since at least 1858. Fifth wheel "superfluous person or thing" first attested 1902. Fifth-monarchy-man, 17c. for "anrachist zealot," is a reference to Dan. ii:44.
Coming after fourth, as in order, rank, or time.
Being the outermost digit, as on a hand.