Synonyms for fifth

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It is true there was a fifth farm situated right in between the others.

On the fourth and fifth days, however, he had the reward for his caution.

As she had two protectors against a fifth proposal of marriage, she stood her ground.

I cannot decide which way to turn to reach Fifth Avenue again.

His steeds are not "faultless monsters" like the Dauphin's palfrey in Henry the Fifth.

In the fifth act King Henry takes on the voice and nature of buried Hotspur.

And so the two friends were shot up together to the fifth floor.

The mountains might be five thousand feet tall or only a fifth of that.

But along about the middle of the fifth week I see a change.

The former, I was in the habit of often seeing, until I reached my fifth or sixth year.

WORD ORIGIN

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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