Definition of five
What does the word five mean?
part of speech: adjective, noun
One more than four, 5, V, (twenty-f., f.-&-twenty; f. o\'clock; How old are you? - French.); the number f. (twice f. is ten); set of f. things; card, die, or domino with f. pips; (also fiver n.) hit at cricket for f. runs, £5 note; bunch of ff., hand; (pl.) gloves, shoes, &c., of fifth size; (pl.) the f.-per-cents; f.-finger exercise, on piano for practising all fingers; f.-finger, kinds of plant, also star-fish; f.-line (d) whip, urgent summons to attend in House of Parliament (now disused); f.-o\'clock tea, light afternoon meal; fivepenny (also pr. fip-), costing, rated at, 5d., (Guernsey &c.) half-franc; f.-percents, stock or shares paying 5%. Hence fivefold a. & adv. [old English]