from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The ordinal number matching the number four in a series.
- noun One of four equal parts.
- noun A tone four degrees above or below a given tone in a diatonic scale.
- noun The interval between two such tones.
- noun The harmonic combination of these tones.
- noun The subdominant of a scale or key.
- noun The transmission gear or gear ratio used to produce forward speeds next higher to those of third in a motor vehicle.
- noun The Fourth of July; Independence Day. Used with the:
from The Century Dictionary.
- Next after the third: an ordinal numeral.
- noun The quotient of unity divided by four; one of four equal parts of anything; a quarter: as, three fourths (¾) of an acre.
- noun In early English law, a fourth part of the rents of the year, or of movables, or both, granted or levied by way of tax.
- noun In music A tone four diatonic degrees above or below any given tone.
- noun The interval between any tone and a tone four degrees distant from it.
- noun The harmonic combination of two such tones.
- noun In a scale, the fourth tone from the bottom; the subdominant: solmizated fa, as F in the scale of C, or D in that of A.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Next in order after the third; the ordinal of four.
- adjective Forming one of four equal parts into which anything may be divided.
- noun One of four equal parts into which one whole may be divided; the quotient of a unit divided by four.
- noun (Mus.) The interval of two tones and a semitone, embracing four diatonic degrees of the scale; the subdominant of any key.
- noun One coming next in order after the third.
- noun specifically, in the United States, the fourth day of July, the anniversary of the declaration of American independence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective The ordinal form of the number
- noun not used in the plural The person or thing in the fourth position.
- noun A
quarter, one of four equal parts of a whole.
- noun not used in the plural The fourth
gearof an engine.
- noun music A musical
intervalwhich spans four degrees of the diatonic scale, for example C to F (C D E F).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the musical interval between one note and another four notes away from it
- adjective coming next after the third and just before the fifth in position or time or degree or magnitude
- adverb in the fourth place
- noun following the third position; number four in a countable series
- noun one of four equal parts
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Thus, 104603 means that we place a pig in the first row of the _first_ column, in no row of the _second_ column, in the fourth row of the _third_ column, in the sixth row of the _fourth_ column, in no row of the _fifth_ column, and in the third row of the
The term fourth estate is frequently attributed to the nineteenth century historian Carlyle, though he himself seems to have attributed it to Edmund Burke: Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters 'Gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate more important than they all.
Thus far we have treated of the meaning of the term fourth dimension as it is used in mathematics.
BP has repeatedly promised to pay all "legitimate claims" for loss and damage as a result of the Gulf oil spill, now vying for the title fourth biggest oil spill in history at 2.3 million barrels of crude over the past two months.
I also have a room where three walls are pale lavender and the fourth is a dark wine red.
There was what we called a "fourth wall" — you never got to be a part of the process.
Decades ago, Hassell coined the term fourth world music to describe his sound, that's both primitive and futuristic.
And the fourth is the attractiveness of our country -- ensuring that people and companies want to come here, stay here, and grow here.
Principals and teachers around the country are growing increasingly concerned with what they call the fourth-grade slump.
Practically speaking, the top three make the team and the fourth is an alternate.