- 1Equivalent to the sum of two and three; one more than four, or half of ten; 5: five minutes later she came back five of Sweden’s top financial experts (Roman numeral: v, V)More example sentences
- The sum of money is the equivalent of four or five month's wages for a fisherman in the area.
- Now there were just four points between the teams with five minutes of the half remaining.
- Bring to a full rolling boil, add the knob of butter and boil rapidly for four to five minutes, until setting point is reached.
- 1.1A group or unit of five people or things: the bulbs are planted in threes or fivesMore example sentences
quintet, quintuplets; Poetry pentameter, cinquain• technical pentad• archaic quintain• rare quintuple, fivesome
- It has taken me since forever to spot the next five of my consecutive number plates.
- The other five slept on a bunk bed, the old couple down and the other three up.
- Some were still in packages of fives and 10s.
- 1.2Five years old: Vic moved to Darlington when he was fiveMore example sentences
- He became his father's disciple at the age of five and gained dexterity in playing the instrument.
- He has been wooing audiences with his musical ability ever since his first performance at the age of five.
- Dancers aged from five to adults will perform their own version of the Tchaikovsky classic and also a mix of tap and modern dance.
- 1.3Five o’clock: we left at half past fiveMore example sentences
- When the taxi dropped me home it was ten past five in the morning.
- Never have they sounded as good as they sounded at five past five on Monday afternoon.
- I would guess it was about five or six in the evening before we arrived at the outskirts.
- 1.4A size of garment or other merchandise denoted by five.More example sentences
- Her size five Wellingtons, mac and hat were in the hall as if waiting for her to put them on.
- 1.5A playing card or domino with five pips.More example sentences
- There are eight players and fives and spades are trumps.
- When fours are trumps, threes and fives become consecutive.
- The object of the play is to win tricks containing counting cards, that is kings, tens and fives.
five a day
- Used in reference to nutritional guidelines recommending the consumption of at least five portions of fruit or vegetables each day: have you had your five a day today? overall, just one in five Americans meets the five-a-day minimumMore example sentences
- They have all spurned the government's five a day logo for fruit and vegetables.
- But I think five a day is a good target.
- But behind these claims and the catchy marketing campaign to eat 'five a day' there is little solid science.
Old English fīf, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vijf and German fünf, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin quinque and Greek pente.