fourth

[ fawrth, fohrth ]
/ fɔrθ, foʊrθ /

adjective

noun

adverb

in the fourth place; fourthly.

Origin of fourth

before 950; Middle English fourthe, Old English fēowertha. See four, -th2
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fourth


adj.

mid-15c., alteration, by influence of four, of ferthe, from Old English feorða; see four + -th (1). Cf. Old Saxon fiortho, Old Norse fiorðe, Dutch vierde, Old High German fiordo, German vierte.

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Medicine definitions for fourth

fourth

[ fôrth ]

adj.

Coming after third, as in order, place, rank, time, or quality.
Being the digit that is next to and on the outermost side of the third digit, as on a foot.
Related formsfourth n.
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