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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fives(noun)

    a game resembling handball; played on a court with a front wall and two side walls


  1. fives(Noun)

    a ball game, somewhat like tennis, played against a wall

  2. fives(Noun)

    A pair of fives.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fives

    a kind of play with a ball against a wall, resembling tennis; -- so named because three fives, or fifteen, are counted to the game

    Etymology: [See Vives.]

  2. Fives(noun)

    a disease of the glands under the ear in horses; the vives

    Etymology: [See Vives.]


  1. Fives

    Fives is an English sport believed to derive from the same origins as many racquet sports. In fives, a ball is propelled against the walls of a special court using a gloved or bare hand as though it were a racquet.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fives

    fīvz, n. (Shak.) vives, a disease of horses.

  2. Fives

    fīvz, n.pl. a game of handball played in a roomy court against a wall, chiefly at the great public schools of England.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Fives

    An old game at ball, usually played by five on each side. The “court” consists of a roomy space with a high wall at one end.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fives' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4689

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fives in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fives in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of fives in a Sentence

  1. Englishman Fleetwood:

    If you can score on the par-fives, you can shoot a good score and that's basically where I made all my numbers up today, it was just nice to have a day like that and just constantly feel at ease really with hitting good golf shots.

  2. Denis Shapovalov:

    As a player, it's kind of scary coming to this city, seeing how the players are collapsing, seeing that fit players are needing inhalers to play tennis, and it's two out of three sets( in qualifying), it's not even three-out-of-fives yet.

  3. Martin Kaymer:

    It’s very important to take care of the first six and seven holes because you can score there, you need to take advantage of the par fives and that’s very important. If the putter is warm enough then I might have a chance.

  4. Jon Rahm:

    Taking superb advantage of the par-fives is where everything got together, a lot of momentum going on, especially starting the day with an eagle.

  5. Rory McIlroy:

    I'm very positive and optimistic going back to Augusta because the last few years I've improved my performance there, last year, I played the golf course pretty much the way I wanted to. Had a good weekend. Played the par-fives very well ... it worked out pretty well.

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