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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a four/five/six etc figure number (=a number in the thousands/ten thousands/hundred thousands etc)
▪ Choose a four figure number that you can easily remember.
a group of three, four, five etc
▪ There was a group of three at the bar, two men and a woman.
a six month/five year etc period
▪ They studied the behaviour of the ocean during a five year period.
count by twos/fives etc
▪ It’s quicker to count by tens saying 10, 20, 30 ....
five hours/two weeks etc solid
▪ On Saturday I went to bed and slept fourteen hours solid.
five metres/two miles etc wide
▪ The river is more than fifty yards wide.
five miles/ten feet etc away
▪ Geneva is about 20 miles away.
five minutes/an hour etc fast
▪ I always keep my watch 15 minutes fast.
five minutes/two hours etc away
▪ The beach is only five minutes away it only takes five minutes to get there.
five o'clock shadow
five star general
five/eight etc hours’ sleep
▪ After eight hours’ sleep, I woke up in pitch blackness.
high five
nine to five
▪ She didn’t like working nine to five.
serve time/five years etc in jail (=spend time in jail)
▪ He was finally released after serving 27 years in jail.
ten days’/three months’/five minutes’ etc notice
▪ His contract said he must give three months’ notice if he decides to leave the job.
ten feet/five metres etc across
▪ The river is 2 kilometres across.
ten minutes/five minutes etc slow
▪ The clock is about five minutes slow.
ten to five/twenty to one etc (=ten minutes, twenty minutes etc before a particular hour)
the five senses
▪ We use all five senses to explore the world around us.
two days/three weeks/five years etc apart
▪ Our birthdays are exactly a month apart.
working nine to five
▪ She didn’t like working nine to five.
be five/six/seven etc months gone
be two/five/ten etc years sb's junior
▪ His wife's name was Sarah; she was five years his junior, and she predeceased him by ten months.
▪ The 42-year-old princess married Commander Tim Laurence, who is five years her junior, just before Christmas.
be two/five/ten etc years sb's senior
by a factor of five/ten etc
▪ Other watches of the time sped up or slowed down by a factor of ten seconds for every one-degree change in temperature.
▪ So look at your friends, see what they are a little vain about and then multiply by a factor of ten.
five feet/two metres etc square
five-speed/ten-speed etc
▪ It retains a five-speed gearbox: the 959 had six speeds.
▪ The performance through the five-speed manual gearbox is impressive, and higher speed cruising is effortless and remarkably quiet.
five/ten/many etc times ...
▪ Besides being one of Henry III's most frequent ambassadors to Rome, Alexander served many times as papal judge delegate.
▪ I am feeling much better, though there are many times when I feel a dull ache.
▪ Now, as many times before, the City is missing a chance to put the system right.
▪ The amount of metal needed is ten times what we used on Mars.
▪ The males adapt to their new and relaxed home by evolving at ten times the rate of their consorts.
▪ The prince visited many times more.
▪ The real frequency of worldwide maternal mortality may be as much as three to five times higher than this ratio.
▪ Tours leave five times a day.
five/three/nine etc years to the day
▪ It's three years to the day since Tony Alliss died from gunshot wounds.
in 10 days'/five years'/a few minutes' etc time
sth of five/many etc years' standing
▪ The medical superintendent of a hospital had to be a duly qualified medical practitioner of five years' standing.
ten days hence/five months hence etc
three years/five times etc running
two points/five seconds etc adrift (of sb)
two-storied/five storied etc
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Five \Five\ (f[imac]v), a. [OE. fif, five, AS. f[=i]f, f[=i]fe; akin to D. vijf, OS. f[=i]f, OHG. finf, funf, G. f["u]nf, Icel. fimm, Sw. & Sw. Dan. fem, Goth. fimf, Lith. penki, W. pump, OIr. c['o]ic, L. quinque, Gr. pe`nte, [AE]ol. pe`mpe, Skr. pa[~n]can. [root]303. Cf. Fifth, Cinque, Pentagon, Punch the drink, Quinary.] Four and one added; one more than four.

Five nations (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.


Five \Five\ (f[imac]v), n.

  1. The number next greater than four, and less than six; five units or objects.

    Five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
    --Matt. xxv.

  2. 2. A symbol representing this number, as 5, or V.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English fif "five," from Proto-Germanic *fimfe (cognates: Old Frisian fif, Old Saxon fif, Dutch vijf, Old Norse fimm, Old High German funf, Gothic fimf), from PIE *penkwe- (cognates: Sanskrit panca, Greek pente, Latin quinque, Old Church Slavonic peti, Lithuanian penke, Old Welsh pimp). The sound shift that removed the *-m- is a regular development involving Old English, Old Frisian, and Old Saxon (as in thought, from stem of think; couth from *kunthaz; us from *uns).\n

\nFive-and-ten (Cent Store) is from 1880, American English, with reference to prices of goods for sale. Five-star (adj.) is from 1913 of hotels, 1945 of generals. Slang five-finger discount "theft" is from 1966. The original five-year plan was 1928 in the U.S.S.R. Five o'clock shadow attested by 1937.\n\n[under picture of a pretty girl] "If I were a man I'd pay attention to that phrase '5 O'Clock Shadow.' It's that messy beard growth which appears prematurely about 5 P.M."

[Advertisement for Gem razors and blades, Life," May 9, 1938]


Etymology 1 n. 1 The digit/figure 5. 2 (context US English) A five-dollar bill. 3 Anything measuring five units, as length. 4 A person who is five years old. 5 five o'clock 6 A short rest, especially one of five minutes. num. (context cardinal English) A numerical value equal to 5; the number following four and preceding six. This many dots: (•••••). Etymology 2

n. fever


adj. being one more than four [syn: 5, v]

  1. n. the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one [syn: 5, V, cinque, quint, quintet, fivesome, quintuplet, pentad, fin, Phoebe, Little Phoebe]

  2. a team that plays basketball [syn: basketball team]

Five (band)

Five (stylised as 5ive) are an English boy band consisting of members Sean Conlon, Ritchie Neville, and Scott Robinson. They were formed in 1997 by the same team that managed the Spice Girls before they launched their career. The group were mostly known as a five-piece, consisting of Robinson, Neville, Conlon, Abz Love and Jason "J" Brown. Five enjoyed remarkable success worldwide, particularly in the United Kingdom, most of Europe, and Asia. The group have currently based on BPI certifications sold a minimum of 1.6 million albums and 2 million singles in the UK alone. They split up on 27 September 2001 after selling 20 million records worldwide.

Robinson, Love, Neville, and Brown briefly reformed the group without Conlon (who departed before their 2001 split) in September 2006, with a new management team headed by music manager Richard Beck. Eight months later, having secured a lucrative tour but failing to gain enough record company interest, Five made an announcement via their official website that they would again disband.

In 2012, the group announced that they were planning another reunion, this time with Conlon on board. Lead singer Brown initially agreed to take part in the reunion, but later changed his mind, claiming that he no longer wanted to be in the public eye. The group continued with only four members, but decided to keep the name Five. Alongside Blue, 911, Atomic Kitten, B*Witched, Honeyz and Liberty X, Five were featured in the ITV2 documentary series The Big Reunion, which began airing on 31 January 2013. This was followed by a comeback performance at the Hammersmith Apollo on 26 February 2013 and an arena tour around the UK and Ireland in May, which was their first ever tour without Brown. In November and December 2013, Five headlined their own tour, the 5ive Greatest Hits Tour, their first solo tour as a four-piece.

Five (2003 film)

Five ( Panj), also known as Five Dedicated to Ozu, is a 2003 Iranian documentary film directed by Abbas Kiarostami. The film consists of five long shots, averaging about 16 minutes each. Four of the five have fixed camera positions.

It was first screened at the 2003 NHK Asian Film Festival and was also screened out of competition at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

Five (Greg Howe album)

Five is the fifth studio album by guitarist Greg Howe, released on October 22, 1996 through Shrapnel Records.

Five (ballet)

Five is a ballet made by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux for New York City Ballet's American Music Festival to eponymous music by Charles Wuorinen commissioned for the occasion. The premiere took place on 28 April 1988 at the New York State Theater, Lincoln Center.

Five (Goodbye Mr Mackenzie album)

Five is the third album from the Scottish group Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie. It has a rougher edge to it than the previous albums, partly due to a major grunge influence.

Five (Sugarcult EP)

Five was the first ever release of recorded music by Sugarcult. It is an EP containing 5 tracks, some used in their next album Eleven and others used in their third album Wrap Me Up In Plastic.

Five (Circus Devils album)

FIVE is the curiously titled fourth studio album by the experimental/psychedelic rock band Circus Devils. Released in 2005, FIVE is considered among the band's least accessible albums due to the fragmented moods and styles and the experimental nature of the music. All songs on FIVE were written and performed by Robert Pollard and Todd Tobias.

Five (Dave Douglas album)

Five is the fifth album by trumpeter Dave Douglas and the second to feature his string group following Parallel Worlds (1993). It was released on the Italian Soul Note label in 1996 and features performances by Douglas, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Drew Gress and Michael Sarin.

Five (Fancy album)

Five is the fifth album to be released by Fancy, and it was released in 1990. "When Guardian Angels Cry" was the first and only single to be released from Five.

Five (1951 film)

Five is an independently made 1951 American black-and-white post-apocalyptic science fiction film produced, written, and directed, by Arch Oboler, that starred William Phipps, Susan Douglas Rubes, James Anderson, Charles Lampkin and Earl Lee. The film was distributed by Columbia Pictures.

The storyline of Five involves five survivors, one woman and four men, of an atomic bomb disaster, which appears to have wiped out the rest of the human race while leaving all infrastructure intact, who come together at a remote, isolated hillside house; they not only try to figure out how to survive but come to terms with the loss of their own personal worlds, while also being forced to face an unknown future.

Five (Meisa Kuroki song)

"5-Five-" is the second single by the Japanese singer Meisa Kuroki. The single was released in Japan on June 2, 2010 in two editions: CD+DVD and CD only and later added in Meisa's first album Magazine. It ranked #16 on the Oricon Daily Singles Сhart and #23 on the Oricon Weekly Singles Сhart with 4,188 copies sold in first week.

Five (EP)

Five is the second mini-album by Japanese recording artist Ayumi Hamasaki. It was released on 31 August 2011, in three editions: CD+DVD, CD-Only and a limited CD-Only edition. A Blu-ray version of the mini-album was released on 9 November 2011, making Five the world's first album to be released in Blu-Ray. Hamasaki was the only lyricist on Five, and the songs were composed by multiple composers. The EP gets it title from its track listing, which consists of five tracks.

No physical singles were released from Five, making it Hamasaki's first album without any singles. However, all five songs were used as commercial tie-ins prior to the album's release. Therefore, Five really contained no previously unheard material. Five debuted atop the Oricon charts with first week sales of over 125,000 copies, becoming her eighteenth album to do so. It topped the charts for two consecutive weeks, her first album to do so since (Miss)Understood in 2006, and was her first album to top the Oricon Monthly Chart since Next Level in 2009. Five was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan, but it became Hamasaki's first album to fail to be certified platinum since her career began. Five sold around 213,000 copies.

Five (2011 film)

Five is a made-for-television movie which was first aired on Lifetime on October 10, 2011. See also Call Me Crazy: A Five Film.

Five (2016 film)

Five is a 2016 French comedy film, written and directed by Igor Gotesman and starring Pierre Niney.

Five (The Agonist album)

Five is the fifth studio album and Napalm Records debut by Canadian metal band The Agonist. It is to be released on September 30, 2016.

Usage examples of "five".

For a long time the abnormality was not believed to exist, and some of the observers denied the proof by postmortem examination of any of the cases so diagnosed, but there is at present no doubt of the fact,--three, four, and five testicles having been found at autopsies.

CHAPTER 26 They Ride the Mountains Toward Goldburg Five days the Fellowship abode at Whiteness, and or ever they departed Clement waged men-at-arms of the lord of the town, besides servants to look to the beasts amongst the mountains, so that what with one, what with another, they entered the gates of the mountains a goodly company of four score and ten.

Five minutes later the Lackawanna, Captain Marchand, going at full speed, delivered her blow also at right angles on the port side, abreast the after end of the armored superstructure.

If Glenn Abies is murdered, or if any harm comes to his wife or any one of his five innocent children then in the name of all that is Christian and Good, the second American Revolution will begin right here.

Closest approach distances for every body within five hundred AU, assuming McAndrew held the same course and acceleration all the way out.

Glancing at the accelerometer I noticed that the needle was nudging past five and was almost at the figure six.

After breakfast I sent for mine host and ordered an excellent supper for five persons, feeling certain that Don Sancio, whom I expected in the evening, would not refuse to honour me by accepting my invitation, and with that idea I made up my mind to go without my dinner.

A special test for sulphide may be made by adding a drop or two of solution of acetate of lead to four or five c.

Filter off the precipitate and wash with hot water containing a little sodium acetate, dissolve it off the filter with hot dilute hydrochloric acid, add ammonia in excess, and pass sulphuretted hydrogen for five minutes.

The five gas giants followed, Murora, Bullus, Achillea, Tol, and distant Puscnk with its strange cryochemistry.

The Brattles, Hannah Flood and her children, and five other families--forty souls in all--had made it to some caves on the south end of the Achor Marshes and had remained hidden there for a week now.

Because of the acidic components present in the reaction mixture of the mixed anhydride, about five mols or equivalents of the ammo compound are required per mole or equivalent of mixed anhydride for maximal conversion of the mixed anhydride to the amide.

Cook the roes for five minutes in salted and acidulated water, drain, cut in two, and arrange around the fish.

She was already acquainted with most of my recent adventures, but I knew nothing at all about hers, and she entertained me with a recital of them for five or six hours.

Fifty eggs well fried will yield about five ounces of this oil, which is acrid, and so enduringly liquid that watch-makers use it for lubricating the axles and pivots of their most delicate wheels.