Definitions for fivefaɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a cardinal number, four plus one.

  2. a symbol for this number, as 5 or V.

  3. a set of this many persons or things.

  4. a five-dollar bill.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  5. (adj.)amounting to five in number.

Origin of five:

bef. 1000; ME; OE fīf; c. OFris, OS fīf, OHG fimf, finf, ON fimm, Go fimf, L quīnque, Gk pénte, Skt pancha

Princeton's WordNet

  1. five, 5, V, cinque, quint, quintet, fivesome, quintuplet, pentad, fin, Phoebe, Little Phoebe(noun)

    the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one

  2. basketball team, five(noun)

    a team that plays basketball

  3. five-spot, five(adj)

    a playing card or a domino or a die whose upward face shows five pips

  4. five, 5, v(adj)

    being one more than four

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fiveɪv

    the number 5

    They have five children.

  2. fiveɪv

    indicates you want to celebrate success by slapping your hand against sb else's


  1. five(Noun)

    The digit/figure 5.

    He wrote a five followed by four zeroes.

  2. five(Noun)

    A five-dollar bill.

    Can anyone here change a five?

  3. five(Noun)

    Anything measuring five units, as length.

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

  4. five(Noun)

    A person who is five years old.

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

  5. five(Noun)

    five o'clock

    See you at five.

  6. five(Noun)

    A short rest, especially one of five minutes.

    Take five, soldier.

  7. Origin: from fif, from fimf (compare West Frisian fiif, Dutch vijf, German fünf), from pénkʷe (compare Welsh pump, Italian cinque, Tocharian A/B päñ/piś, Lithuanian penkì, Russian , Albanian pesë, Ancient Greek , Armenian հինգ, Persian , Sanskrit páñca).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Five(adj)

    four and one added; one more than four

  2. Five(noun)

    the number next greater than four, and less than six; five units or objects

  3. Five(noun)

    a symbol representing this number, as 5, or V

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'five' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #293

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'five' in Written Corpus Frequency: #116

Translations for five

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5 in number.

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