high five Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “high five” - English Dictionary

"high five" in British English

See all translations

high fivenoun [C]

uk   /ˌhaɪ ˈfaɪv/ us   /ˌhaɪ ˈfaɪv/
a greeting or an expression of admiration in which two people each raise a hand above their shoulder and bring the fronts of their hands together with force
high-five
verb [I or T] uk   us  
to give someone a high five: As the show ended, Chris high-fived his friends.
(Definition of high five from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of high five?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“high five” in English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

ultraviolet

Ultraviolet light has a wavelength that is after the violet (= light purple) end of the range of colours that can be seen by humans. Light of this type causes the skin to become darker in the sun.

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More