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Meaning of five by Wiktionary Dictionary


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    English cardinal numbers < 456 > Cardinal : five
    Ordinal : fifth
    Multiplier : quintuple


    Middle English, from Old English fīf, from Proto-Germanic *fimf ( compare West Frisian fiif, Dutch vijf, German fünf ), from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe ( compare Welsh pump, Italian cinque, Tocharian A/B päñ/piś, Lithuanian penkì, Russian пять ( pjat’ ), Albanian pesë, pêsë, Ancient Greek πέντε ( pénte ), Armenian հինգ ( hing ), Persian پنج ( panj ), Sanskrit páñca ) .


    • ( UK, US ) IPA: /faɪv/, X-SAMPA: /faIv/
    • ( Southern US ) IPA: /fäːv/
    • Rhymes: -aɪv



    1. ( cardinal ) A numerical value equal to 5; the number following four and preceding six. This many dots ( ••••• )

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    five ( plural: fives )

    1. The digit/figure 5 .
      He wrote a five followed by four zeroes .
    2. ( US ) A five-dollar bill .
      Can anyone here change a five?
    3. Anything measuring five units, as length .
      All the fives are over there in the corner, next to the fours .
    4. A person who is five years old .
      The fives and sixes will have snack first, then the older kids .
    5. five o'clock
      See you at five .
    6. A short rest, especially one of five minutes .
      Take five, soldier .

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    • ( playing cards ) playing card, card; ace,‎ two,‎ three,‎ four,‎ five,‎ six,‎ seven,‎ eight,‎ nine,‎ ten,‎ jack,‎ queen,‎ king,‎ joker


Explanation of five by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. being one more than four

    1. a playing card or a domino or a die whose upward face shows five pips

    2. a team that plays basketball

    3. the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one

    Definition of five by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Five ( fīv ), a. [OE. fif, five, AS. fīf, fīfe; akin to D. vijf, OS. fīf, OHG. finf, funf, G. fünf, Icel. fimm, Sw. & Sw. Dan. fem, Goth. fimf, Lith. penki, W. pump, OIr. cóic, L. quinque, Gr. πέντε, Æol. πέμπε, Skr. pañcan. √303. Cf. Fifth, Cinque, Pentagon, Punch the drink, Quinary.] Four and one added; one more than four.

      Five nations ( Ethnol. ), a confederacy of the Huron-Iroquois Indians, consisting of five tribes: Mohawks, Onondagas, Cayugas, Oneidas, and Senecas. They inhabited the region which is now the State of new York.

    2. Five ( fīv ), n.
      1. The number next greater than four, and less than six; five units or objects.

      Five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Matt. xxv. 2.

      2. A symbol representing this number, as 5, or V.