from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Games The number five in cards or dice.
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- n. The number five as seen on a die or on a card.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Five; the number five in dice or cards.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A group of five objects, or five units treated as one: used in certain games.
- n. plural The changes which may be rung on a chime of eleven bells: so called because five pairs of bells change places in the order of ringing every time a change is rung.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
Middle English cink, from Old French cinc, from Latin quīnque, five.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English cink, from Middle French cinc, from Latin quinque, influenced by Italian cinque (Wiktionary)