Meaning of “fifty” in the English Dictionary

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"fifty" in British English

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uk /ˈfɪf.ti/ us /ˈfɪf.ti/

A2 the number 50:

forty-nine, fifty, fifty-one
"How fast were they driving?" "They were doing fifty (miles an hour)."

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  • Although never married, they lived together as husband and wife for fifty years.
  • Although the film was made fifty years ago, it has lost none of its magic.
  • This car does about fifty miles to the gallon.
  • You should see her wardrobe - it's unbelievable - she's got about fifty pairs of shoes.
  • There are about fifty calories in an apple.

(Definition of “fifty” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fifty" in American English

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us /ˈfɪf·ti/


My father is fifty.
a fifty-minute ride

(Definition of “fifty” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)