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



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 OriginOld 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 the amount of fruit or vegetables that some organizations say you should eat in order to be healthy Start your five a day with a banana for breakfast. (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