six


six

noun \ˈsiks\

: the number 6

: the sixth in a set or series

: six o'clock

Full Definition of SIX

1
— see number table
2
:  the sixth in a set or series
3
:  something having six units or members: as
a :  an ice-hockey team
b :  a 6-cylinder engine or automobile
six adjective
six pronoun, plural in construction
at sixes and sevens
:  in a state of disorder

Examples of SIX

  1. What time is it? It's six.
  2. I leave each day at six.

Origin of SIX

Middle English, from six, adjective, from Old English siex; akin to Old High German sehs six, Latin sex, Greek hex
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Number-Related Terms

jubilee, myriad, quarantine, score, twain

Rhymes with SIX

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