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
Phrases
at sixes and sevens
: in a state of disorder

Examples of six in a Sentence

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

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

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

Dictionary Entries Near six

Cite this Entry

“Six.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/six. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

six

noun
1
: a number that is one more than five see number
2
: the sixth in a set or series
six adjective or pronoun

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