Definition of High-five

1. Noun. A gesture of greeting or elation; one person's upraised palm slaps the upraised palm of another person.

Generic synonyms: Gesture, Motion

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Lexicographical Neighbors of High-five

high-calorie diet
high-definition television
high-definition televisions
high-density lipoprotein
high-density lipoproteins
high-energy physics
high-energy shock waves
high-fat diet
high-fibre diet
high-five (current term)
high-frequency gravitational wave
high-frequency gravitational waves
high-frequency jet ventilation
high-frequency ventilation
high-fructose corn syrup
high-fructose corn syrups
high-fructose maize syrup

Literary usage of High-five

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"high-five. "I'd better login to that thing and get it onto the network, huh?" "Yeah," Anders said. "I'm gonna order some lunch, lemme get you something. ..."

2. Foster's Complete Hoyle: An Encyclopedia of All the Indoor Games Played at by Robert Frederick Foster (1897)
"CINCH, DOUBLE PEDRO, OR HIGH FIVE. This is now regarded as the most important variety of All Fours, and bids fair to supplant the parent game altogether. ..."

3. A Walk Through Southampton by Henry Englefield (1805)
"... two feet fix inches and a half: The pier between them, wide, two feet two inches: The lateral windows, high, five feet; and wide, four feet ten inches, ..."

4. The Island of Sardinia: Including Pictures of the Manners and Customs of the by John William Warre Tyndale (1849)
"WNW is five feet high, five feet wide, and seventeen feet long ; that to the SSE ... At the extremity of the recess to the NE, six feet high, five feet six ..."

5. Journal and proceedings by New York (N.Y.). Board of Estimate and Apportionment (1883)
"The alarm was received for the first fire at 6.07 o'clock PM, Station 7—a cotton warehouse, sixty feet high, five stories, 121 feet front on Whitehall ..."

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