Fourth meaning

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The ordinal number matching the number four in a series.
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One of four equal parts.
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The transmission gear or gear ratio used to produce forward speeds next higher to those of third in a motor vehicle.
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The Fourth of July; Independence Day. Used with the:

Went to a parade on the Fourth.

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Preceded by three others in a series; 4th.
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Designating any of the four equal parts of something.
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Designating the forward gear ratio of a motor vehicle next after third gear.
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The one following the third.
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Any of the four equal parts of something;14
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In the fourth place, rank, group, etc.
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The Fourth of July.
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Origin of fourth

  • Middle English fourthe from Old English fēortha kwetwer- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition