six

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noun \ˈsiks\

Definition of six

  1. 1 :  a number that is one more than five — see number table

  2. 2 :  the sixth in a set or series

  3. 3 :  something having six units or members: such asa :  an ice hockey teamb :  a 6-cylinder engine or automobile

six

adjective

six

pronoun, plural in construction

at sixes and sevens

  1. :  in a state of disorder

Examples of six in a sentence

  1. What time is it? It's six.

  2. I leave each day at six.

Origin and Etymology of six

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


First Known Use: before 12th century

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SIX Defined for English Language Learners

six

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noun \ˈsiks\

Definition of six for English Language Learners

  • : the number 6

  • : the sixth in a set or series

  • : six o'clock


SIX Defined for Kids

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six

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adjective \ˈsiks\

Definition of six for Students

  1. :  being one more than five


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six

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noun

Definition of six for Students

  1. 1 :  one more than five :  two times three :  6

  2. 2 :  the sixth in a set or series



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