in basketball, a rule that a closely-guarded player cannot hold the ball for more than five seconds without dribbling, passing, or shooting
The belief that if one picks up a dropped food item very quickly, it is safe to eat: five-second rule in the cafeteria
plural noun 1. the senses or faculties of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch, by which humans and animals perceive stimuli originating from outside or inside the body.
[fahyv-speed] /ˈfaɪvˌspid/ noun 1. (in an automotive vehicle or bicycle) a transmission or system of gears having five forward gear ratios. 2. an automotive vehicle or bicycle having such a transmission or system of gears. adjective 3. having five forward gear ratios.
- Five-spice powder
[fahyv-spahys] /ˈfaɪvˌspaɪs/ noun 1. a mixture of spices used especially in Chinese cooking, usually including cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, pepper, and star anise.
[fahyv-spot] /ˈfaɪvˌspɒt/ noun 1. a playing card or the upward face of a die bearing five pips; a domino one half of which bears five pips. 2. Slang. a five-dollar bill. 3. a low plant, Nemophila maculata, of the waterleaf family, native to western and central California, having white flowers with a purple spot at […]