sextile

adjective
sex·​tile | \ ˈsekstə̇l \

Definition of sextile

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or measured by 60 degrees

sextile

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of sextile (Entry 2 of 2)

: the aspect of two heavenly bodies when 60 degrees distant from each other

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for sextile

Adjective

Latin sextilus sixth, from sextus sixth + -ilis -ile

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About sextile

Dictionary Entries Near sextile

sexti-

sextile

sextillion

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for sextile

Cite this Entry

“Sextile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sextile. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!