fifty
noun (plural fifties) Etymology: Middle English, from fifty, adjective, from Old English fīftig, from fīftig, noun, group of 50, from fīf five + -tig group of ten; akin to tīen ten Date: before 12th century 1. — see number table 2. plural the numbers 50 to 59; specifically the years 50 to 59 in a lifetime or century 3. a 50-dollar bill • fiftieth adjective or nounfifty adjectivefifty pronoun, plural in constructionfiftyish adjective

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  • Fifty — machen: ›Halbe Halbe machen‹, sich den Erlös oder die Kosten einer Sache zur Hälfte teilen. Die englische Wendung ›fifty fifty‹ hat sich auch im Deutschen durchgesetzt.{{ppd}} {{ppd}} • H. ASKEW: ›Fifty fifty‹, in: Notes & Queries 163 (1932), S… …   Das Wörterbuch der Idiome

  • Fifty — Six, AR U.S. city in Arkansas Population (2000): 163 Housing Units (2000): 87 Land area (2000): 2.061415 sq. miles (5.339040 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.003936 sq. miles (0.010194 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.065351 sq. miles (5.349234 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • fifty — [fif′tē] adj. [ME fifti < OE fiftig: see FIVE & TY2] five times ten n. pl. fifties the cardinal number between forty nine and fifty one; 50; L the fifties the numbers or years, as of a century, from fifty through fifty nine …   English World dictionary

  • Fifty — Fif ty, n.; pl. {Fifties}. 1. The sum of five tens; fifty units or objects. [1913 Webster] 2. A symbol representing fifty units, as 50, or l. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fifty — O.E. fiftig, from fif five (see FIVE (Cf. five)) + tig group of ten (see TY (Cf. ty) (1)). Cf. O.Fris. fiftich, O.N. fimm tigir, Du. vijftig, O.H.G. fimfzug, Ger. fünfzig, Goth …   Etymology dictionary

  • Fifty — Fif ty, a. [AS. f[=i]ftig; akin to OHG. finfzug, fimfzuc, G. f[ u]nfzig, funfzig, Goth. fimftigjus. See {Five}, and {Ten}, and cf. {Fifteen}.] Five times ten; as, fifty men. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fifty — fifty …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • fifty — ► CARDINAL NUMBER (pl. fifties) ▪ ten less than sixty; 50. (Roman numeral: l or L.) DERIVATIVES fiftieth ordinal number. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • fifty — n. & adj. n. (pl. ies) 1 the product of five and ten. 2 a symbol for this (50, l, L). 3 (in pl.) the numbers from 50 to 59, esp. the years of a century or of a person s life. 4 a set of fifty persons or things. 5 a large indefinite number (have… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fifty — I UK [ˈfɪftɪ] / US number the number 50 II UK [ˈfɪftɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms fifty : singular fifty plural fifties a) a piece of paper money that is worth fifty pounds or dollars He gave me two fifties. b) a coin that is worth fifty… …   English dictionary

  • fifty — /ˈfɪfti / (say fiftee) noun (plural fifties) 1. a cardinal number, ten times five. 2. a symbol for this number, as 50 or L. 3. (plural) the numbers from 50 to 59 of a series, especially with reference to years of age or the years of a century,… …   Australian English dictionary

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