from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of fifth rank or order.
  • adj. Consisting of five things; arranged in fives
  • adj. To the base of five; represented by the numerals 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of five; arranged by fives.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Divided in a set of five, as parts or organs of most radiates.
  • In zoology, same as quinarian.
  • n. A whole composed of five parts or elements.
  • Based upon five.


From the Latin quīnārius ("containing five each"), from quīnī ("five each”, “five at a time") + -ārius (whence the English suffix -ary); compare the French quinaire, the Italian quinario, and the Portuguese quinário. (Wiktionary)



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