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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

sixtieth play \ˈsiks-tē-əth\ adjective or noun
sixty adjective
sixty pronoun, plural in construction
sixtyish play \ˈsiks-tē-ish\ adjective

Examples of sixty in a sentence

  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


SIXTY Defined for Kids

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sixty

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adjective six·ty \ˈsik-stē\

Definition of sixty for Students

  1. :  being six times ten




2

sixty

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noun six·ty

Definition of sixty for Students

  1. :  six times ten :  60




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