- next after the fifty-fourth; being the ordinal number for 55.
- being one of 55 equal parts.
- a fifty-fifth part, especially of one (1/55).
- the fifty-fifth member of a series.
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Historical Examples of fifty-fifth
She did not long survive him, but died on February 4, 1887, at Mentone in her fifty-fifth year.Heroes of the Telegraph
This same view was given in his Fifty-fifth Lecture, published in the "Lancet" in 1834.On the Origin of Species
He died at Prague on October 24, 1601, when in his fifty-fifth year.The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'
He died February 2nd, 1804, at Meadow Garden, in the fifty-fifth year of his life.Revolutionary Reader
Sophie Lee Foster
It must be remembered that when he entered Parliament, in 1829, he had entered into his fifty-fifth year.Bits of Blarney
R. Shelton Mackenzie