|1.||a. coming after the fourth in order, position, time, etc. Often written: 5th|
|b. (as noun): he came on the fifth|
|2.||a. one of five equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, measurement, etc|
|b. (as modifier): a fifth part|
|3.||the fraction equal to one divided by five (1/5)|
|a. the interval between one note and another five notes away from it counting inclusively along the diatonic scale|
|b. perfect diminished See also interval one of two notes constituting such an interval in relation to the other|
|5.||an additional high gear fitted to some motor vehicles|
|6.||Also: fifthly after the fourth person, position, event, etc|
|7.||Also: fifthly as the fifth point: linking what follows with the previous statements, as in a speech or argument|
|[Old English fīfta]|
Coming after fourth, as in order, rank, or time.
Being the outermost digit, as on a hand.