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sixty

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noun six·ty \ˈsiks-tē\

Simple Definition of sixty

  • : the number 60

  • sixties : the numbers ranging from 60 to 69

  • : a set of years ending in digits ranging from 60 to 69

Full Definition of sixty

plural sixties

  1. 1 — see number table

  2. 2 plural :  the numbers 60 to 69; specifically :  the years 60 to 69 in a lifetime or century

six·ti·eth play \ˈsiks-tē-əth\ adjective or noun
sixty adjective
sixty pronoun, plural in construction
six·ty·ish play \ˈsiks-tē-ish\ adjective

Examples of sixty

  1. He retired when he was in his sixties.



Origin of sixty

Middle English, from sixty, adjective, from Old English siextig, noun, group of sixty, from siex six + -tig group of ten; akin to Old English tīen ten


First Known Use: 14th century


SIXTIETH Defined for Kids

1

sixtieth

adjective six·ti·eth \ˈsik-stē-əth\

Definition of sixtieth

  1. :  coming right after 59th




2

sixtieth

noun six·ty

Definition of sixtieth

  1. :  number 60 in a series




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