[fifth or, often, fith] /fɪfθ or, often, fɪθ/
next after the fourth; being the ordinal number for five.
being one of five equal parts.
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:
in the fifth place; fifthly.
a fifth part, especially of one (1/5).
the fifth member of a series.
a fifth part of a gallon of liquor or spirits; 4/5 (0.8) of a quart (about 750 milliliters).
Automotive. fifth gear.
take the Fifth, Informal. to decline on the basis of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to answer a question when testifying.
adjective (usually prenominal)
the fraction equal to one divided by five (1/5)
an additional high gear fitted to some motor vehicles
Also fifthly. after the fourth person, position, event, etc
Also fifthly. as the fifth point: linking what follows with the previous statements, as in a speech or argument
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.
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noun 1. an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, providing chiefly that no person be required to testify against himself or herself in a criminal case and that no person be subjected to a second trial for an offense for which he or she has been […]
- Fifth avenue
One of the main thoroughfares of Manhattan. Note: The avenue is known for its fashionable shops. Note: Fifth Avenue separates the East Side of Manhattan from the West Side.
noun 1. a group of people who act traitorously and subversively out of a secret sympathy with an enemy of their country. 2. (originally) Franco sympathizers in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War: so called in allusion to a statement in 1936 that the insurgents had four columns marching on Madrid and a fifth column […]
noun 1. “Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee”: fifth of the Ten Commandments.