American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The ordinal number matching the number 50 in a series.
- n. One of 50 equal parts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Next after the forty-ninth: an ordinal numeral.
- n. The quotient of unity divided by fifty; one of fifty equal parts of anything: as, twenty-four fiftieths of an estate.
- adj. The ordinal form of number fifty.
- n. The person or thing in the fiftieth position.
- n. One of fifty equal parts of a whole.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Next in order after the forty-ninth; -- the ordinal of fifty.
- adj. Consisting of one of fifty equal parts or divisions.
- n. One of fifty equal parts; the quotient of a unit divided by fifty.
- n. position 50 in a countable series of things
- adj. the ordinal number of fifty in counting order
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“Two years ago the people of Utah celebrated the semi-centennial, that is, the fiftieth anniversary, of the founding of the commonwealth.”
“When it was to be observed: after seven sabbaths of years (v. 8), whether the forty-ninth or fiftieth is a great question among learned men: that it should be the seventh sabbatical year, that is, the forty-ninth (which by a very common form of speech is called the fiftieth), seems to me most probable, and is, I think, made pretty clear and the objections removed by that learned chronologer Calvisius; but this is not a place for arguing the question.”
“-- The name means "fiftieth" and was applied to the Jewish feast that was celebrated fifty days after the second day of unleavened bread, or the Passover day.”
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