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Topic: NUMBERS

Language: Old English
Origin: fif

five

number, noun
     
five
1HMN the number 5:
There is also a golf course five miles away.
I'll be back by five (=five o'clock).
The family moved to Canada when he was five (=five years old).
2 [countable] a piece of paper money that is worth five dollars or five pounds [↪ fiver]:
Do you have two fives for a ten?
3

give somebody (a) five

informal to hit the inside of someone's hand with your hand to show that you are very pleased about something
4

take five

spoken used to tell people to stop working for a few minutes
5

fives

[uncountable]DSO a British ball game in which the ball is hit with the hand against any of three walls [↪ handball]
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