- five [faıv] number, n[: Old English; Origin: fif]1.) the number 5▪ There is also a golf course five miles away.▪ I'll be back by five (=five o'clock) .▪ The family moved to Canada when he was five (=five years old) .2.)a piece of paper money that is worth five dollars or five pounds→↑fiver▪ Do you have two fives for a ten?3.) give sb (a) five informalto hit the inside of someone's hand with your hand to show that you are very pleased about something4.) take fivespoken used to tell people to stop working for a few minutes5.) fives[U]a British ball game in which the ball is hit with the hand against any of three walls→↑handball
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.