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part of speech: adjective
definition: coming next after the third in a series.
She was the fourth member elected to the student council.
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of four equal parts of a whole; one quarter; 1/4.
Each child took a fourth of the profits of the lemonade business.
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definition 2: the number, person, or thing that comes next after the third in a series.
I was fourth in line to see the movie.
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Are you looking for the word forth (forward)? Fourth and forth sound alike but have different meanings.
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The word fourth contains the following part:
-th1, -eth Old English adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means in the position in a series indicated by the base number;
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This suffix attaches to numbers to form ordinal numbers, such as "fourth " from "four." The spelling -eth is used when the base ends in y, as in "twentieth " from "twenty."