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five

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noun \ˈfīv\

Simple Definition of five

  • : the number 5

  • : the fifth in a set or series

  • : five o'clock

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of five

  1. 1 — see number table

  2. 2 plural :  a British handball game

  3. 3 :  the fifth in a set or series <the five of clubs>

  4. 4 :  something having five units or members; especially :  a basketball team

  5. 5 :  a 5-dollar bill

  6. 6 :  fifteen 2

  7. 7 :  a gesture in which two people slap each other's extended hands (as in greeting or celebration) —usually used in phrases with give or slap <so I slapped him five and hugged him — J. R. Burke>

five adjective
five pronoun, plural in construction

Examples of five in a sentence

  1. I get off work at five.

  2. The store is open until five.



Origin of five

Middle English, from five, adjective, from Old English fīf; akin to Old High German finf five, Latin quinque, Greek pente


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with five


FIVE Defined for Kids

1

five

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adjective \ˈfīv\

Definition of five for Students

  1. :  being one more than four




2

five

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noun

Definition of five for Students

  1. 1 :  one more than four :  5

  2. 2 :  the fifth in a set or series




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