- a cardinal number, 50 plus 6.
- a symbol for this number, as 56 or LVI.
- a set of this many persons or things.
- amounting to 56 in number.
Examples from the Web for fifty-six
Fifty-six grizzlies were known to die in 2012—rough numbers that probably represent about half of actual mortality.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
Fifty-six percent of those surveyed believed the “website glitches” are “part of a broader problem with the health care law.”Obama Can’t Blame the Republicans This Time
October 25, 2013
“Fifty-six percent of university graduates are women,” she says.Saudi Princess Diaries: An Outspoken Royal on Riots, Women, and ‘Seinfeld’
September 27, 2012
And in these two instances—separated by ninety-two blocks and fifty-six years—it was they who died in the attempt.Lillian Hellman, Clarence Birdseye and Thai Jones: Must Read Nonfiction
Victoria Beale, Wendy Smith, Kevin Canfield
May 17, 2012
Fifty-six percent of likely voters are inclined to vote for a Republican, 38 percent for a Democrat.Don't Blow It, GOP!
October 5, 2010
The Fireworks Music was scored for fifty-six wind instruments.Handel
Edward J. Dent
General Dorrien was a west of England man, and turning fifty-six.
There are only fifty-six inhabitants, men, women, and children.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Eight times seven did, and he said "fifty-six" with great satisfaction.The Crofton Boys
"Five hundred and fifty-six dollars and sixty cents," he said.Spring Street
James H. Richardson