fourth fourth  /ˈfɔrθ/


  1. (n) following the third position; number four in a countable series
  2. (n) one of four equal parts
  3. (n) the musical interval between one note and another four notes away from it
  4. (adj) coming next after the third and just before the fifth in position or time or degree or magnitude
  5. (adv) in the fourth place


  1. Black fourth-graders have gained meaningful ground in math and reading since the test was first administered, in the early 1990s, while eighth-graders have made slight progress.
  2. The fourth vow originally made Jesuits available for any tasks the Pope desired, whether to stem the tide of Protestantism or spread the gospel to other continents.
  3. The government reported that fourth quarter GDP contracted at an annual rate of 3.


  1. Fourth of July recipe: Red, white, and blue shortcakes

    Fourth of July shortcakes deliver the sweetness of in-season berries along with a natural red, white, and blue: a strawberry rhubarb sauce, whipped cream, and blueberries for garnish on a candied ginger shortcake.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  2. Fourth of July the 'bread and butter' for fireworks retailers

    The Fourth of July is less than a week away, and South Florida fireworks retailers are counting on swarms of customers and explosive sales.        
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

  3. Fourth of July recipe: Chocolate covered strawberries with popping sugar

    Fourth of July means fireworks. Carbonated sugar is one way to bring some pop! to chocolate covered strawberries.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor


  1. "My thoughts and prayers are with the town of Bellevue and those injured at today's Fourth of July parade," he said. "I am especially saddened because the accident occurred during the events celebrating Independence Day, which is a day that...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Chet Culver Source: Dubuque Telegraph Herald

  2. Bernanke said he and his colleagues believe economic activity will "slow noticeably in the fourth quarter" compared to the 3.9 percent pace of the third quarter.
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: Ben Bernanke Source: ABC News

  3. "Working on the Spider-Man movies was the experience of a lifetime for me," Raimi said in a statement. "While we were looking forward to doing a fourth one together, the studio and Marvel have a unique opportunity to take the franchise in a...
    on Jan 11, 2010 By: Sam Raimi Source: Los Angeles Times

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