six

noun
\ ˈsiks How to pronounce six (audio) \

Definition of six

1 : a number that is one more than five — see Table of Numbers
2 : the sixth in a set or series
3 : something having six units or members: such as
a : an ice hockey team
b : a 6-cylinder engine or automobile
at sixes and sevens
: in a state of disorder

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Other Words from six

six adjective
six pronoun, plural in construction

Examples of six in a Sentence

“What time is it?” “It's six.” I leave each day at six.

First Known Use of six

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for six

Middle English, from six, adjective, from Old English siex; akin to Old High German sehs six, Latin sex, Greek hex

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The first known use of six was before the 12th century

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“Six.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/six. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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six

noun

English Language Learners Definition of six

: the number 6
: the sixth in a set or series
: six o'clock

six

adjective
\ ˈsiks How to pronounce six (audio) \

Kids Definition of six

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: being one more than five

six

noun

Kids Definition of six (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : one more than five : two times three : 6
2 : the sixth in a set or series

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