fifth

[ fifth or, often, fith ]
/ fɪfθ or, often, fɪθ /

adjective

adverb

in the fifth place; fifthly.

noun

Idioms

    take the Fifth, Informal. to decline on the basis of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to answer a question when testifying.

Origin of fifth

before 1000; earlier fift, Middle English fifte, Old English fīfta; -th by analogy with fourth, etc.
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British Dictionary definitions for fifth

Word Origin for fifth

Old English fīfta
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Medicine definitions for fifth

fifth

[ fĭfth ]

adj.

Coming after fourth, as in order, rank, or time.
Being the outermost digit, as on a hand.

Related forms

fifth n.
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Idioms and Phrases with fifth

fifth


In addition to the idioms beginning with fifth

  • fifth column
  • fifth wheel

also see:

  • take the fifth
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