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| Cardinal : five
Ordinal : fifth
Multiplier : quintuple
From Middle English five, vif, fif, from Old English fīf (“five”), from Proto-Germanic *fimf (“five”) (compare West Frisian fiif, Dutch vijf, German fünf, Norwegian and Swedish fem, Icelandic fimm), from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe (compare Welsh pump, Italian cinque, Tocharian A päñ, Tocharian B piś, Lithuanian penki, Russian пять (pjatʹ), Albanian pesë, pêsë, Ancient Greek πέντε (pénte), Armenian հինգ (hing), Persian پنج (panj), Sanskrit पञ्च (páñca)).
- enPR: fīv
- (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /faɪv/
- (Southern American English) IPA(key): /fäːv/
- (Australia, New Zealand) IPA(key): /fɑev/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -aɪv
- (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 5; the number following four and preceding six. This many dots: (•••••).
five (plural fives)
- The digit/figure 5.
- He wrote a five followed by four zeroes.
- (US) A five-dollar bill.
- Can anyone here change a five?
- Anything measuring five units, as length.
- All the fives are over there in the corner, next to the fours.
- A person who is five years old.
- The fives and sixes will have snack first, then the older kids.
- five o'clock
- See you at five.
- A short rest, especially one of five minutes.
- Take five, soldier.
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