from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The cardinal number equal to 4 + 1.
- noun The fifth in a set or sequence.
- noun Something, such as a quintet or a basketball team, that has five parts, units, or members.
- noun A five-dollar bill.
- noun Sports One of several forms of handball originating in England and played mainly at British schools and universities, in which only the receiving side can score points.
- idiom (give me/gimme) Used when offering a high-five, as in congratulation.
from The Century Dictionary.
- One more than four, or two more than three: a cardinal number: as, five men; five loaves.
- noun A number, the sum of four and one; the number of the fingers and thumb of one hand.
- noun A symbol representing this number, as 5, V, or v.
- noun A playing-card bearing five pips or spots on it.
- noun plural Bonds bearing interest at five per cent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The number next greater than four, and less than six; five units or objects.
- noun A symbol representing this number, as 5, or V.
- adjective Four and one added; one more than four.
- adjective (Ethnol.) a confederacy of the Huron-Iroquois Indians, consisting of five tribes: Mohawks, Onondagas, Cayugas, Oneidas, and Senecas. They inhabited the region which is now the State of new York.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun cardinal A
numerical valueequal to 5; the number following fourand preceding six. This many dots (•••••)
- noun The
- noun US A five-
- noun Anything measuring five units, as
- noun A person who is five
- noun A short
rest, especially one of five minutes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a team that plays basketball
- noun a playing card or a domino or a die whose upward face shows five pips
- noun the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
- adjective being one more than four
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Allow _eight_ minutes in grades three, four, and five, and _five_ minutes above the fifth grade.
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Heaven is _not_ so cruel! to give us five hundred dear twin-friends, on whom one has to tie five hundred different colored bows (I assure you, Monsieur, the ribbon-florists have this season produced _five hundred colors_) in order to distinguish one from another!
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There are two automatics that fire five shots each in _five seconds or less_, by five pulls on the trigger!
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A New York magazine has offered five hundred dollars for a best story -- _five hundred dollars_!
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But this was not all, the five hundred copies were sold to great advantage, for it was against my will that _five hundred_ copies should be printed, till the printer told me he would take the risk on himself, on the usual terms, at that time, of bookseller and author.
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The number, therefore, of horse implied by it ought at least to be ascertained: _we will suppose five thousand_, and, allowing the exigency for their attendance to exist only in the proportion of _one year in five_, reduce the demand to one thousand for the computation of the subsidy, which, at the rate of _fifty rupees_ per man, will amount to fifty thousand _per mensem_.
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