from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The ordinal number matching the number 50 in a series.
  • n. One of 50 equal parts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. The ordinal form of the number fifty.
  • n. The person or thing in the fiftieth position.
  • n. One of fifty equal parts of a whole.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. position 50 in a countable series of things
  • adj. the ordinal number of fifty in counting order


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  • Pentecost that is, the fiftieth day (from a Greek word meaning fiftieth), or Harvest Feast, or Feast of Weeks, may be regarded as a supplement to the Passover.

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  • In stateroom LY (that is, the fiftieth floor, suite Y), a Plum (in other words, a drunk American) named Mr. P.

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  • The fiftieth was a race of immigration issues vs culture of corruption- and gooper money vs dem empty pockets.

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  • Hence the feast of pentecost, that is, the fiftieth day, was the inauguration of the Old Testament church, and the divine wisdom is apparent in the selection of the same reason for the institution of the New Testament church (Joh 1: 17; Ac 2: 1).

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  • A maker of microscopes told me that, in a new attempt on a different kind of object-glass, he failed forty-nine times, but the fiftieth was a complete success.

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  • Seven sabbaths of weeks were reckoned from the passover to the feast of pentecost (or fiftieth day, for so pentecost signifies), and so seven sabbaths of years from one jubilee to another, and the seventh is called the fiftieth; and all this honour is put upon the sevenths for the sake of

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  • While Americans are focused on celebrating what is being called the fiftieth anniversary of the US-Japan alliance this year, a more significant anniversary this year may be the 100th anniversary of Japan's annexation of Korea.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • -- 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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