All the fives are over there in the corner, next to the fours.
The fives and sixes will have snack first, then the older kids.
See you at five.
- Used when offering a high-five, as in congratulation.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of five
- Middle English from Old English fīf penkwe in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English five, vif, fif, from Old English fīf (“five”), from Proto-Germanic *fimf (“five”) (compare West Frisian fiif, Dutch vijf, German fünf, Swedish fem, Icelandic fimm), from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe (compare Welsh pump, Italian cinque, Tocharian A/B päñ/piś, Lithuanian penki, Russian пять (pjat’), Albanian pesë, pêsë, Ancient Greek πέντε (pénte), Armenian հինգ (hing), Persian پنج (panj), Sanskrit पञ्च (páñca)).