Meaning of FIVE in English


/fuyv/ , n.

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 playing card, die face, or half of a domino face with five pips.

5. Informal. a five-dollar bill: Can you give me two fives for a ten?

6. take five , Informal. to take a brief respite.


7. amounting to five in number.

[ bef. 1000; 1925-30 for def. 6; ME; OE fif; c. D vijf, G fünf, ON fimm, Goth fimf, L quinque, Gk pénte, Skt pancha ]

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