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six

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noun \ˈsiks\

Simple Definition of six

  • : the number 6

  • : the sixth in a set or series

  • : six o'clock

Full Definition of six

  1. 1 — see number table

  2. 2 :  the sixth in a set or series

  3. 3 :  something having six units or members: asa :  an ice-hockey teamb :  a 6-cylinder engine or automobile

six adjective
six pronoun, plural in construction
at sixes and sevens
  1. :  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

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SIX Defined for Kids

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six

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adjective \ˈsiks\

Definition of six

  1. :  being one more than five




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six

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noun

Definition of six

  1. 1 :  one more than five :  two times three :  6

  2. 2 :  the sixth in a set or series




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