Origin of fiveMiddle English from Old English fif, with assimilated nasal, akin to German fünf (OHG, Gothic fimf) from Indo-European base an unverified form penkwe from source Sanskrit páñca, Classical Greek pente, Classical Latin quinque
- the cardinal number between four and six; 5; V
- any group of five people or things
- a basketball team
- something numbered five or having five units, as a playing card, domino, face of a die, etc.
- Informal a five-dollar bill