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1. The cardinal number equal to 4 + 1.
2. The fifth in a set or sequence.
3. Something, such as a quintet or a basketball team, that has five parts, units, or members.
4. A five-dollar bill.
5. fives(used with a sing. verb) 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.
give me/gimme five
Used when offering a high-five, as in congratulation.
five adj. & pron.
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(Squash & Fives) (functioning as singular) a ball game similar to squash but played with bats or the hands
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|Noun||1.||fives - a game resembling handball; played on a court with a front wall and two side walls|
court game - an athletic game played on a court
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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