Fives
Fives Fives, n. [See {Vives}.] A disease of the glands under the ear in horses; the vives. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • Fives — is a British sport believed to derive from the same origins as many racquet sports. In fives, a ball is propelled against the walls of a special court using gloved or bare hands as though they were a racquet. BackgroundThe name may be derived… …   Wikipedia

  • Fives — est un quartier populaire de l est de Lille comptant environ 19 000 habitants[réf. nécessaire] et souffrant d un taux de chômage important. Fives peine à se reconvertir, mais attire de plus en plus les classes moyennes en raison de la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fives — (f[imac]vz), n. pl. A kind of play with a ball against a wall, resembling tennis; so named because three fives, or fifteen, are counted to the game. Smart. [1913 Webster] {Fives court}, a place for playing fives. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fives — [faɪvz], das; [engl. fives, eigtl. Pl. von: five = fünf]: englisches Ballspiel, bei dem der gegen eine Wand geworfene Ball vom Gegner aufgefangen werden muss …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Fives — [faivz] das; <aus gleichbed. engl. fives, eigtl. Plur. von five »fünf«> engl. Ballspiel, bei dem der gegen eine Wand geworfene Ball vom Gegner aufgefangen werden muss …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • fives — (izg. fȃjvs) m DEFINICIJA sport igra loptom koja se rukom baca o zidove igrališta ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • fives — [fīvz] n. [prob. because orig. played by teams of five] a kind of handball played in England …   English World dictionary

  • Fives — Eton Fives Court in Rheinberg Rugby Fives …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fives — /fuyvz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Brit. a game resembling handball, played on a court having a front wall and two side walls. [1630 40; FIVE + S3] * * * ▪ sport Introduction       a ball game played by two or four players in a court enclosed on… …   Universalium

  • fives — n. a game in which a ball is hit with a gloved hand or a bat against the walls of a court with three walls (Eton fives) or four walls (Rugby fives). Etymology: pl. of FIVE used as sing.: significance unkn …   Useful english dictionary

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