Five meaning

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The fifth in a set or sequence.
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Something, such as a quintet or a basketball team, that has five parts, units, or members.
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The cardinal number equal to 4 + 1.
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(informal) A five-dollar bill.
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A five-dollar bill.
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(sports) One of several forms of handball originating in England and played mainly at British schools and universities, in which only the receiving side can score points.
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The cardinal number between four and six; 5; V.
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Totaling one more than four.
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Something numbered five or having five units, as a playing card, domino, face of a die, etc.
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The digit/figure 5.

He wrote a five followed by four zeroes.

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(US) A five-dollar bill.

Can anyone here change a five?

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Anything measuring five units, as length.

All the fives are over there in the corner, next to the fours.

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A person who is five years old.

The fives and sixes will have snack first, then the older kids.

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Five o'clock.

See you at five.

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A short rest, especially one of five minutes.

Take five, soldier.

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give me
  • Used when offering a high-five, as in congratulation.
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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)).

    From Wiktionary