noun \ˈfīv\

: the number 5

: the fifth in a set or series

: five o'clock

Full Definition of FIVE

— see number table
plural :  a British handball game
:  the fifth in a set or series <the five of clubs>
:  something having five units or members; especially :  a basketball team
:  a 5-dollar bill
:  fifteen 2
:  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

  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
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