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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

How to pronounce fives?

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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. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    If a man knows the law, find out, though he live in a pine shanty, and resort to him. And if a man can pipe or sing, so as to wrap the imprisoned soul in an elysium; or can paint a landscape, and convey into souls and ochres all the enchantments of Spring or Autumn; or can liberate and intoxicate all people who hear him with delicious songs and verses; it is certain that the secret cannot be kept; the first witness tells it to a second, and men go by fives and tens and fifties to his doors.

  2. Matt Kuchar:

    Today was better even than yesterday, i had a nice round over in La Quinta, and La Quinta may be the toughest of the three courses, just how tight and narrow La Quinta is. Here you've got a little more space and reachable par-fives.

  3. Orhan Gonder:

    He refused to sit with his female cousins at the dining table, he started praying fives times a day, he began wearing loose clothes, it never occurred to us he would go and join Islamic State, frankly. But in October 2014 he began going to the tea shop more and more.

  4. 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.

  5. New Zealander Danny Lee:

    I parred two par-fives and missed about a five-footer on number 11 so it could've been a hell of a round, don't get me wrong, I'll take it every day but just need to clean a few things up.

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