from The Century Dictionary.

  • Second in order after the thirtieth.

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

  • adjective Being one of thirty-two equal parts into which anything is divided.
  • adjective (Mus.) the thirty-second part of a whole note; a demi-semiquaver.

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

  • noun ordinal The ordinal form of the number thirty-two, describing a person or thing in position number 32 of a sequence.
  • noun fractional One of thirty-two equal parts of a whole.

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

  • adjective the ordinal number of thirty-two in counting order
  • noun one part in thirty-two equal parts


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  • But if I come second or thirty-second to your bed, Cat, I shall consider myself lucky.

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