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  1. next after the fifty-second; being the ordinal number for 53.
  2. being one of 53 equal parts.
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  1. a fifty-third part, especially of one (1/53).
  2. the fifty-third member of a series.
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Examples from the Web for fifty-third

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • Hiram died after a reign of 34 years, in the fifty-third year of his life.