- next after the fifty-second; being the ordinal number for 53.
- being one of 53 equal parts.
- a fifty-third part, especially of one (1/53).
- the fifty-third member of a series.
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Examples from the Web for fifty-third
In ten minutes the Fifty-third had formed in column of companies.Old Man Savarin and Other Stories
Edward William Thomson
It was the seven hundred and fifty-third year since the founding of Rome.The Story of Mankind
Hendrik Van Loon
Then it is used to let the dealer know when he is coming to the 'odd,' or fifty-third card.Sharps and Flats
John Nevil Maskelyne
The poet Martial corroborates this account in his fifty-third epigram.Curiosities of Christian History
Hiram died after a reign of 34 years, in the fifty-third year of his life.The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)