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Definition of five number from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

five

 number
number
BrE BrE//faɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//faɪv//
 
 
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  • 5 There are only five cookies left. five of Sweden’s top financial experts Ten people were invited but only five turned up. Do you have change for five dollars? a five-month contract Look at page five. Five and four is nine. Three fives are fifteen. I can't read your writing—is this meant to be a five? The bulbs are planted in threes or fives (= groups of three or five). We moved to America when I was five (= five years old). Shall we meet at five (= at five o'clock), then? see also high five
  • Word Origin Old English fīf, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vijf and German fünf, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin quinque and Greek pente.Idioms (informal) to hit the inside of somebody’s hand with your hand as a way of saying hello or to celebrate a victory Give me five! the normal working hours in an office I work nine to five. a nine-to-five job