Fourth (?), a. [OE. fourthe, ferthe, feorthe, AS. feor&edh;a, fr. feower 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.

 

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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, un the United States, the fourth day of July, the anniversary of the declaration of American independence; as, to celebrate the Fourth.

 

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