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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fifty-six

Contemporary Examples of fifty-six

Historical Examples of fifty-six

  • The Fireworks Music was scored for fifty-six wind instruments.


    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

    Harriet Martineau

  • "Five hundred and fifty-six dollars and sixty cents," he said.

    Spring Street

    James H. Richardson