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1. The cardinal number equal to 5 × 10.
2. fifties
a. A decade or the numbers from 50 to 59: They began playing golf in their fifties. With the sunshine, the temperature reached the fifties.
b. often Fifties The decade from 50 to 59 in a century.
3. A fifty-dollar bill.

[Middle English fifti, from Old English fīftig; see penkwe in Indo-European roots.]

fif′ty adj. & pron.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fifties - the decade from 1950 to 1959fifties - the decade from 1950 to 1959  
decade, decennary, decennium - a period of 10 years
2.fifties - the time of life between 50 and 60fifties - the time of life between 50 and 60  
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
adulthood, maturity - the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
دَرْجَة الحَرارَه في الخَمسيناتفَتْرَة الخَمْسيناتفي سَنَوات الخَمسينات
padesát až šedesát stupňůpadesátá létapo padesátce
ötvenes évekötvenesek
milli fimmtíu og sextíu, sjötti tugursextugsaldursjötti áratugurinn
päťdesiate rokypo päťdesiatke
petdeseta leta
50-59 arası50-59 dereceelli yaşlarıelliliellili yıllar


(ˈfifti) noun
1. the number or figure 50.
2. the age of 50.
1. 50 in number.
2. aged 50.
ˈfifties noun plural
1. the period of time between one's fiftieth and sixtieth birthdays.
2. the range of temperatures between fifty and sixty degrees.
3. the period of time between the fiftieth and sixtieth years of a century.
ˈfiftieth noun
1. one of fifty equal parts.
2. (also adjective) (the) last of fifty (people, things etc); (the) next after the forty-ninth.
having fifty (of something). a fifty-page book.
ˈfifty-year-old noun
a person or animal that is fifty years old.
(of a person, animal or thing) that is fifty years old.
ˌfifty-ˈfifty adverb
half and half. We'll divide the money fifty-fifty.
equal. a fifty-fifty chance.
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Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties.
According to Michael Dwyer, the motivating factor in the "Re-Generation" of the 1980s was an obsession with "the Fifties," or at least the idea of that time period.
Fifties fashion is all about looking and feeling feminine.
Ellen, who is in her second year at the University of Huddersfield, says the fitted and waist-enhancing garments of the Fifties were made for her figure.
This is to say, while most scholars identify a general loosening of sexual attitudes during the forties and fifties, they do not detect a significant upswing in premarital sexual behavior until the 1960s.
But why did the fifties prefer these euphemisms to the expression itself?
"We have our own syllabus." When a Balanchine ballet is performed by PNB (Russell has staged seventeen of their twenty-five in the repertoire, and one hundred throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, China, and Russia), the Stowells go back, in setting the work, to the late fifties and sixties when they both were in New York City Ballet.
As a result, many residential buildings constructed in the Fifties and Sixties have become anachronyms.
The fifties were a tough decade for the left in America.
[8] These are crucial qualifications, but they should discipline rather than displace an examination of the discourse of working class transformation in the fifties. Though it clearly animated and has continued to animate discussions of class structure and political strategy from the 1950s to the 1980s, the historical context of working class structure, outlook and identity in Britain during the 1950s remains under-examined.
This companion volume draws upon Reedy's earlier experiences as director of the Senate Majority Policy Committee in the fifties. Judging from the dreary title, Reedy (or perhaps his publisher) apparently intended this book to be a contemporary, political-sciencey tract that makes a case for a slow-moving Senate.
Wildt rejects the image of steady progress that has accompanied accounts of the "Economic Miracle," insisting instead on discontinuities and interruptions in patterns of consumption in the late forties and fifties, punctuated by an abrupt change in consumer behavior at the end of the 1950s.