five

play
noun \ˈfīv\

Definition of five

  1. 1 :  a number that is one more than four — see number table

  2. 2 fives 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 and Etymology 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


FIVE Defined for English Language Learners

five

play
noun \ˈfīv\

Definition of five for English Language Learners

  • : the number 5

  • : the fifth in a set or series

  • : five o'clock


FIVE Defined for Kids

1

five

play
adjective \ˈfīv\

Definition of five for Students

  1. :  being one more than four


2

five

play
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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