fiftieth
adjective or noun see fifty

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  • fiftieth — [fif′tē ith] adj. [ME fiftithe < OE fiftigotha < fiftig: see FIFTY & TH2] 1. preceded by forty nine others in a series; 50th 2. designating any of the fifty equal parts of something n. 1. the one following the forty ninth …   English World dictionary

  • Fiftieth — Fif ti*eth, a. [AS. f[=i]ftigo[eth]a. See {Fifty}.] 1. Next in order after the forty ninth; the ordinal of fifty. [1913 Webster] 2. Consisting of one of fifty equal parts or divisions. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fiftieth — Fif ti*eth, n. One of fifty equal parts; the quotient of a unit divided by fifty. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fiftieth — O.E. fiftigoða; see FIFTY (Cf. fifty) + TH (Cf. th). Cf. O.N. fimmtugande, and, with a different suffix, O.Fris. fiftichsta, Du. vijftigste, O.H.G. fimfzugsto, Ger. fünfzigste …   Etymology dictionary

  • fiftieth — /fif tee ith/, adj. 1. next after the forty ninth; being the ordinal number for 50. 2. being one of 50 equal parts. n. 3. a fiftieth part, esp. of one (1/50). 4. the fiftieth member of a series. [bef. 1000; ME fiftithe, OE fiftigotha. See FIFTY,… …   Universalium

  • fiftieth — fif•ti•eth [[t]ˈfɪf ti ɪθ[/t]] adj. 1) next after the forty ninth; being the ordinal number for 50 2) being one of 50 equal parts 3) a fiftieth part, esp. of one (1/50) 4) the fiftieth member of a series • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME fiftithe, OE… …   From formal English to slang

  • fiftieth — 1. adjective /ˈfɪftiəθ/ The ordinal form of the number fifty. 2. noun /ˈfɪftiəθ/ a) The person or thing in the fiftieth position. b) One of fifty equal parts of a whole …   Wiktionary

  • fiftieth — fif|ti|eth [ fıftiəð ] number 1. ) in the place or position counted as number 50: her fiftieth birthday 2. ) one of 50 equal parts of something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fiftieth — [[t]fɪ̱ftiəθ[/t]] ♦♦ ORD The fiftieth item in a series is the one that you count as number fifty …   English dictionary

  • fiftieth — fif·ti·eth || fɪftɪɪθ n. number 50 in a series; fiftieth part of fifty equal parts, 1/50 adj. next after the forty ninth; being one of 50 equal parts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fiftieth — UK [ˈfɪftɪəθ] / US [ˈfɪftɪəð] number 1) in the place or position counted as number 50 her fiftieth birthday 2) one of 50 equal parts of something …   English dictionary

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