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Fourth vs. Four

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Fourthadjective

The ordinal form of the number four.

Fournumeral

A numerical value equal to 4; the number after three and before five; two plus two. This many dots (••••)

‘There are four seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn.’;

Fourthnoun

(not used in the plural) The person or thing in the fourth position.

Fournumeral

Describing a set or group with four elements.

Fourthnoun

(chiefly American) A quarter, one of four equal parts of a whole.

Fournoun

(countable) The digit or figure 4; an occurrence thereof.

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Fourthnoun

(not used in the plural) The fourth gear of an engine.

Fournoun

(countable) Anything measuring four units, as length.

‘Do you have any more fours? I want to make this a little taller.’;

Fourthnoun

(music) A musical interval which spans four degrees of the diatonic scale, for example C to F (C D E F).

Fournoun

A person who is four years old.

‘I'll take the threes, fours and fives and go to the playground.’;

Fourthadjective

Next in order after the third; the ordinal of four.

Fournoun

An event whereby a batsman hits a ball which bounces on the ground before passing over a boundary in the air, resulting in an award of 4 runs for the batting team. If the ball does not bounce before passing over the boundary, a six is awarded instead.

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Fourthadjective

Forming one of four equal parts into which anything may be divided.

Fournoun

A power forward.

Fourthnoun

One of four equal parts into which one whole may be divided; the quotient of a unit divided by four.

Fournoun

(rowing) Four-man sweep racing shell, with or without a coxswain.

Fourthnoun

The interval of two tones and a semitone, embracing four diatonic degrees of the scale; the subdominant of any key.

Fournoun

The shell itself.

‘The team bought a new four last season.’;

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Fourthnoun

One coming next in order after the third.

Fournoun

The crew rowing in a four boat.

‘Our four won both races.’;

Fourthnoun

following the third position; number four in a countable series

Fournoun

(colloquial) A regatta event for four boats.

‘We got third place in the varsity four.’;

Fourthnoun

one of four equal parts;

‘a quarter of a pound’;

Fournoun

(obsolete) A four-pennyworth of spirits.

Fourthnoun

the musical interval between one note and another four notes away from it

Fouradjective

One more than three; twice two.

Fourthadjective

coming next after the third and just before the fifth in position or time or degree or magnitude;

‘the quaternary period of geologic time extends from the end of the tertiary period to the present’;

Fournoun

The sum of four units; four units or objects.

Fourthadverb

in the fourth place;

‘fourthly, you must pay the rent on the first of the month’;

Fournoun

A symbol representing four units, as 4 or iv.

Fournoun

Four things of the same kind, esp. four horses; as, a chariot and four.

Fournoun

the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one

Fouradjective

being one more than three

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