fifty-six

1 of 3

adjective

: being one more than 55 in number
fifty-six years
see Table of Numbers

fifty-six

2 of 3

pronoun, plural in construction

"
: 56 countable persons or things not specified but under consideration and being enumerated
fifty-six are here
fifty-six were found

fifty-six

3 of 3

noun

"
1
: six and 50 : four times 14 : seven times eight
2
a
: 56 units or objects
a total of fifty-six
b
: a group or set of 56
3
: the numerable quantity symbolized by the arabic numerals 56
4
: the 56th in a set or series

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“Fifty-six.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fifty-six. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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