What does five mean?

Definitions for fivefaɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word five.

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


  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

  4. Origin: [OE. fif, five, AS. ff, ffe; akin to D. vijf, OS. ff, OHG. finf, funf, G. fnf, Icel. fimm, Sw. & Sw. Dan. fem, Goth. fimf, Lith. penki, W. pump, OIr. cic, L. quinque, Gr. pe`nte, ol. pe`mpe, Skr. pacan. 303. Cf. Fifth, Cinque, Pentagon, Punch the drink, Quinary.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Five

    fīv, adj. and n. four and one.—n. Five′-fing′er, a name for various plants (cinque-foil, oxlip, &c.): a species of starfish.—adj. Five′fold, five times folded, or repeated in fives.—ns. Fiv′er (coll.), a five-pound note; Five′-square (B.), having five corners or angles.—Five Articles, Five Points, statements of the distinctive doctrines of the Arminians and Calvinists respectively—the former promulgated in 1610, the latter sustained by the Synod of Dort in 1619 (see Calvinism).—Bunch of fives, the fist. [A.S. fíf; Ger. fünf; Goth. fimf; W. pump; L. quinque; Gr. pente, pempe; Sans. pancha.]

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of five in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of five in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Wagner:

    He speaks five languages.

  2. Tom Zegan:

    Five is a Four letter word.

  3. Gary Leeman:

    You get five minutes for fighting.

  4. Corinne Rey:

    It lasted five minutes. I hid under a desk.

  5. Bob Ratliffe:

    We think we will end up with five investors.

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