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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fivesnoun

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


  1. fivesnoun

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

  2. fivesnoun

    A pair of fives.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fivesnoun

    His horse sped with spavins rayed with the yellows, past cure of the fives, and stark spoiled with the staggers. William Shakespeare.


  1. Fives

    Fives (historically known as hand-tennis) is an English handball sport derived from jeu de paume, similar to the games of handball, Basque pelota, and squash. The game is played in both singles and doubles teams, in an either three- or four-sided court.

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

  2. Fivesnoun

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

  3. 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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FIVES

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fives is ranked #87335 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Fives surname appeared 213 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Fives.

    95.3% or 203 total occurrences were White.

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  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. Bryson DeChambeau:

    Sometimes you're just not going to get your way, you know ? unfortunately the par-fives weren't nice to me this week, except on 18 today. That's just something that I've got to work on.

  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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Michael Hoey:

    We had 10 or 11 holes with not much wind, which was an advantage teeing off early, i hit the ball well, and it suits me that there's a bit of length off the tee ; you can carry a few corners and reach the par fives in two. It has been a long time since I had a bogey-free card.

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