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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.
Recent Examples on the Web If not for a couple pick sixes thrown by Mac Jones and a controversial Auburn field goal just before halftime, Alabama would be riding high after a big road win in a rivalry game. Tyler Horka, USA TODAY, "SEC power rankings: LSU and Georgia set to decide conference supremacy," 3 Dec. 2019 Ford's got an aluminum body and turbocharged sixes. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Six Best Trucks You Can Buy Right Now," 26 Nov. 2019 The last Bears defender to win NFC Player of the Week honors is Jackson, which came last November when his 41-yard pick-six provided the winning score in a 23-16 defeat of the Lions on Thanksgiving. Dan Wiederer,, "Bears Sunday storylines: Roquan Smith’s upswing, the Giants’ giving nature and a historical snapshot of quarterback benchings," 21 Nov. 2019 Earlier, left-handed Rajapaksa hit six sixes and four boundaries and dominated a 94-run fourth-wicket stand with Shehan Jayasuriya, who made 34. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Sri Lanka routs top-ranked Pakistan by 35 runs in 2nd T20," 7 Oct. 2019 In his previous start, Hoffman issued a career-high six walks (one intentional). Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Rockies blow ninth-inning lead; right-hander Jeff Hoffman turns in solid start vs. Mets," 18 Sep. 2019 Bellevue scored on pick sixes by Aaron Atkins and Colton Hissong. Luke Feliciano,, "Week 0 high school football scores in Northern Kentucky and Indiana," 23 Aug. 2019 Luis Contreras rushed five times for 141 yards and three touchdowns, Jonas Francovich threw two touchdown passes and added a pick-six, James Walsh had two catches for 115 yards, and Tyree Cross rushed for two scores for the winner. Mitch Stephens,, "Marin Catholic harbors football title hopes," 15 Nov. 2019 One came in the end zone that would have put MSU ahead by 32 points before halftime, and the final was a pick-six that was his second in three games. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Here's how Michigan State football can beat Michigan on Saturday," 15 Nov. 2019

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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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6 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Six.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of six

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

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: being one more than five



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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