[fif-tee] /ˈfɪf ti/
noun, plural fifties.
a cardinal number, ten times five.
a symbol for this number, as 50 or L.
a set of this many persons or things.
fifties, the numbers, years, degrees, or the like, from 50 through 59, as in referring to numbered streets, indicating the years of a lifetime or of a century, or degrees of temperature:
She lives in the East Fifties. He’s in his late fifties. It’s going to be in the fifties again today.
Informal. a fifty-dollar bill:
He had a fifty and two tens in his wallet.
amounting to 50 in number.
noun (pl) -ties
the cardinal number that is the product of ten and five
a numeral, 50, L, etc, representing this number
something represented by, representing, or consisting of 50 units
Old English fiftig, from fif “five” (see five) + -tig “group of ten” (see -ty (1)). Cf. Old Frisian fiftich, Old Norse fimm tigir, Dutch vijftig, Old High German fimfzug, German fünfzig, Gothic fimf tigjus. U.S. colloquial fifty-fifty “in an even division” is from 1913.
[fif-tee-eyt] /ˈfɪf tiˈeɪt/ noun 1. a cardinal number, 50 plus 8. 2. a symbol for this number, as 58 or LVIII. 3. a set of this many persons or things. adjective 4. amounting to 58 in number.
[fif-tee-eytth, -eyth] /ˈfɪf tiˈeɪtθ, -ˈeɪθ/ adjective 1. next after the fifty-seventh; being the ordinal number for 58. 2. being one of 58 equal parts. noun 3. a fifty-eighth part, especially of one (1/58). 4. the fifty-eighth member of a series.
[fif-tee-fifth or, often, -fith] /ˈfɪf tiˈfɪfθ or, often, -ˈfɪθ/ adjective 1. next after the fifty-fourth; being the ordinal number for 55. 2. being one of 55 equal parts. noun 3. a fifty-fifth part, especially of one (1/55). 4. the fifty-fifth member of a series.
[fif-tee-fif-tee] /ˈfɪf tiˈfɪf ti/ adjective 1. equally good and bad, likely and unlikely, favorable and unfavorable, etc.: a fifty-fifty chance of winning. adverb 2. in an evenly or equally divided way: The board voted fifty-fifty on the merger. Idioms 3. go fifty-fifty (on), to share equally in the cost, responsibility, or profits (of): We went […]