six

noun \ ˈsiks \

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

six

adjective

six

pronoun, plural in construction
at sixes and sevens
: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.

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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

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SIX Defined for English Language Learners

six

noun

Definition of six for English Language Learners

  • : the number 6

  • : the sixth in a set or series

  • : six o'clock


SIX Defined for Kids

1

six

adjective \ ˈsiks \

Definition of six for Students

:being one more than five

2

six

noun

Definition of six for Students

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


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