fifty-nine

adjective
being nine more than fifty
Syn: ↑59, ↑ilx
Similar to: ↑cardinal

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I. \\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
: being one more than 58 in number

fifty-nine years

— see number table
II. pronoun, plural in construction
: 59 countable persons or things not specified but under consideration and being enumerated

fifty-nine are here

fifty-nine were found

III. noun
1. : nine and 50
2.
a. : 59 units or objects

a total of fifty-nine

b. : a group or set of 59
3. : the numerable quantity symbolized by the arabic numerals 59
4. : the 59th of a set or series

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/fif"tee nuyn"/, n.
1. a cardinal number, 50 plus 9.
2. a symbol for this number, as 59 or LIX.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
adj.
4. amounting to 59 in number.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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