[ fif-tee-sek-uhnd ]

  1. next after the fifty-first; being the ordinal number for 52.

  2. being one of 52 equal parts.

  1. a fifty-second part, especially of one (1/52).

  2. the fifty-second member of a series.

Words Nearby fifty-second Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use fifty-second in a sentence

  • She had been beautiful, and was beautiful still, though now in her fifty-second year.

    Paul Patoff | F. Marion Crawford
  • Vespucci explored the country as far south as the fifty-second degree of latitude, but formed no settlement.

  • She died in 1708, in her fifty-second year; and on her husband's death four years later the peerage became extinct.

    The Journal to Stella | Jonathan Swift
  • In the fifty-second month, the World War, involving nearly every civilized nation on the globe, was brought to a close.

    History of the United States | Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
  • There is no doubt of its being an interpolation—that the twelfth verse, I think it is, ought to join on to the fifty-second.

    Thomas Wingfold, Curate | George MacDonald