What does 1950s mean?

Definitions for 1950s

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fifties, 1950s(noun)

    the decade from 1950 to 1959

Wiktionary

  1. 1950s(Noun)

    The decade from 1950 to 1959. Also known as the 50s.

Freebase

  1. 1950s

    The 1950s or The Fifties was a decade that began on January 1, 1950 and ended on December 31, 1959. By its end, the world had largely recovered from World War II and the Cold War developed from its modest beginning in the late 1940s to a hot competition between the United States and the Soviet Union by the beginning of the 1960s. Clashes between communism and capitalism dominated the decade, especially in the Northern Hemisphere. The conflicts included the Korean War in the beginnings of the decade and the beginning of the Space Race with the launch of Sputnik I. Along with increased testing of nuclear weapons, this created a politically conservative climate. In the United States, the Red Scare caused public Congressional hearings by both houses in Congress and anti-communism was the prevailing sentiment in the United States throughout the decade. The beginning of decolonization in Africa and Asia occurred in this decade and accelerated in the following decade, the 1960s.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word '1950s' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4370

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of 1950s in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of 1950s in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Brian Sandoval:

    Today's public education system was largely established in the 1950s, our students are different, and their needs are different.

  2. Bakhtiar Aziz:

    The weapons I see the most are Russian, they were all made in the 1950s, like the machine guns. Eighty-five percent of the weapons are from Russia.

  3. Mark Leeper:

    Live TV died in the late 1950s, electronic bulletin boards came along in the mid-1980s, meaning there was about a 25-year gap when it was difficult to put your foot in your mouth and have people all across the country know about it.

  4. George Kravis:

    I’m very interested in the preservation of twentieth-century architecture and design, whether it be an art deco building, a gas station from the 1950s, or objects of forward-thinking contemporary design from any part of the world.

  5. Harper Lee:

    In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called' Go Set a Watchman,' it features the character known as Scout as an adult woman, and I thought it a pretty decent effort. My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout's childhood, persuaded me to write a novel( what became' To Kill a Mockingbird') from the point of view of the young Scout.

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