[fif-tee-fifth or, often, -fith]


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

Examples from the Web for fifty-fifth

Historical Examples of fifty-fifth

  • She did not long survive him, but died on February 4, 1887, at Mentone in her fifty-fifth year.

  • This same view was given in his Fifty-fifth Lecture, published in the "Lancet" in 1834.

  • He died at Prague on October 24, 1601, when in his fifty-fifth year.

  • 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