- next after the forty-eighth; being the ordinal number for 49.
- being one of 49 equal parts.
- a forty-ninth part, especially of one (1/49).
- the forty-ninth member of a series.
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Examples from the Web for forty-ninth
"The Forty-ninth," said he, repeating the words once or twice.Barrington
Charles James Lever
He died on June 11, 1861, in the forty-ninth year of his age.Stephen Arnold Douglas
William Garrott Brown
Wallace of the Forty-third and Terry of the Forty-ninth, too, were gone.
Captain Hickmot, too, of the Forty-ninth was among the slain.
Then Coretti lost his head, and roared, “The fourth battalion of the forty-ninth!”Cuore (Heart)
Edmondo De Amicis