American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The cardinal number equal to 5 × 10.
- n. A decade or the numbers from 50 to 59: They began playing golf in their fifties. With the sunshine, the temperature reached the fifties.
- n. The decade from 50 to 59 in a century.
- n. A fifty-dollar bill.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Five times ten; ten more than forty, or one more than forty-nine: a cardinal numeral.
- n. The sum of five tens, or of forty-nine and one.
- n. A symbol representing this number, as 50, L, or 1
- n. The cardinal number occurring after forty-nine and before fifty-one.
- n. countable A fifty-dollar bill.
- n. countable A fifty-pound note.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Five times ten.
- n. The sum of five tens; fifty units or objects.
- n. A symbol representing fifty units, as 50, or l.
- adj. being ten more than forty
- n. the cardinal number that is the product of ten and five
- n. a United States bill worth 50 dollars
- Old English fīftiġ (Wiktionary)
- Middle English fifti, from Old English fīftig; see penkwe in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Lord Durham wrote, over fifty [Errata: (from final page) for _fifty_ read _forty_.] years ago, of the French Canadians: 'They are a people without a history and a literature.”
“The difference between never becoming fixed, and becoming fixed once in fifty is definitely not random.”
“I seemed to need to hear a word fifty times for it to register.”
“Now that's what I call fifty quid an hour well spent.”
“The Ceasefire Campaign on Monday said it was strongly opposed to what it called a fifty percent increase in defence spending over the next three years.”
“He wrote under this title fifty-five papers, which were published twice a week between December, 1715, and June, 1716; and he was rewarded with the post of Commissioner for Trade and Colonies.”
“In other words, your record can now come out on a label fifty per cent owned by EMI, and still be magically 'independent'.”
“No one wants to read, 'As you know, Kodos, our home planet is so civilized that we have not had a war in fifty trillion years,' said Kang.”
“Everyone wonders what the face of hunting and fishing will look like in fifty years.”
“If we want hunting to exist in fifty years we as hunters need to set our petty differences aside and unite as one.”
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