five

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English cardinal numbers
4 5 6
    Cardinal : five
    Ordinal : fifth
    Multiplier : quintuple
  • Arabic numerals: 5 (see for numerical forms in other scripts)
  • Roman numerals: V

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English five, vif, fif, from Old English fīf (five), from Proto-Germanic *fimf (five) (compare West Frisian fiif, Dutch vijf, German fünf, Swedish fem, Icelandic fimm), from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe (compare Welsh pump, Italian cinque, Tocharian A/B päñ/piś, Lithuanian penki, Russian пять (pjat’), Albanian pesë, pêsë, Ancient Greek πέντε (pénte), Armenian հինգ (hing), Persian پنج (panj), Sanskrit पञ्च (pañca)).

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five

  1. (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 5; the number following four and preceding six. This many dots (•••••)

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Noun[edit]

five (plural fives)

  1. The digit/figure 5.
    He wrote a five followed by four zeroes.
  2. (US) A five-dollar bill.
    Can anyone here change a five?
  3. Anything measuring five units, as length.
    All the fives are over there in the corner, next to the fours.
  4. A person who is five years old.
    The fives and sixes will have snack first, then the older kids.
  5. five o'clock
    See you at five.
  6. A short rest, especially one of five minutes.
    Take five, soldier.

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