sixteen

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noun six·teen \ˌsik-ˈstēn, ˈsiks-ˌtēn\

Definition of sixteen

  1. :  a number that is one more than 15 — see number table

sixteen

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sixteen

pronoun, plural in construction

sixteenth

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Origin and Etymology of sixteen

Middle English sixtene, from Old English sixtȳne, adjective, from six six + -tȳne (akin to Old English tīen ten) — more at ten


First Known Use: before 12th century


SIXTEEN Defined for English Language Learners

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noun six·teen \ˌsik-ˈstēn, ˈsiks-ˌtēn\

Definition of sixteen for English Language Learners

  • : the number 16


SIXTEEN Defined for Kids

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sixteen

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adjective six·teen \sik-ˈstēn\

Definition of sixteen for Students

  1. :  being one more than 15


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noun six·teen

Definition of sixteen for Students

  1. :  one more than 15 :  four times four :  16



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