Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Divided or shared in two equal portions.
  • adjective Being equally likely or unlikely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective equally large; -- of probabilities.
  • noun a lottery in which the organizers retain fifty percent of the money wagered, and distribute fifty percent of the wagered money to the winner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb in half; so that both parts of the whole are equal.
  • noun sports A challenge between two opposing players, where both have an equal chance of taking possession.

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

  • adjective equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced

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Examples

  • In the first three months of the new year, she was in what I call the fifty-fifty zone.

    True You

  • In the first three months of the new year, she was in what I call the fifty-fifty zone.

    True You

  • In the first three months of the new year, she was in what I call the fifty-fifty zone.

    True You

  • In the first three months of the new year, she was in what I call the fifty-fifty zone.

    True You

  • In the first three months of the new year, she was in what I call the fifty-fifty zone.

    True You

  • There's been no word of a pre-nup, so odds are good that a divorce court will order dissolution of the common property and a fifty-fifty split.

    The Seduction of Archie Andrews

  • My family spent their lives in fear of pissing off God and gentiles, and they split their time in each pursuit about fifty-fifty.

    Roseanne Archy

  • With only two, it's a fifty-fifty split that one or the other is wrong.

    CHAPTER XII

  • My family spent their lives in fear of pissing off God and gentiles, and they split their time in each pursuit about fifty-fifty.

    Roseanne Archy

  • There's been no word of a pre-nup, so odds are good that a divorce court will order dissolution of the common property and a fifty-fifty split.

    Archive 2009-05-01

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