sixty

noun six·ty \ ˈsiks-tē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of sixty

plural sixties
1 :a number that is equal to six times 10 — see Table of Numbers
2 sixties plural :the numbers 60 to 69; specifically :the years 60 to 69 in a lifetime or century

sixtieth

play \ˈsiks-tē-əth\ adjective or noun

sixty

adjective

sixty

pronoun, plural in construction

sixtyish

play \ˈsiks-tē-ish\ adjective

Examples of sixty in a Sentence

  1. He retired when he was in his sixties.

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Origin and Etymology of sixty

Middle English, from sixty, adjective, from Old English siextig, noun, group of sixty, from siex six + -tig group of ten; akin to Old English tīen ten


SIXTY Defined for English Language Learners

sixty

noun

Definition of sixty for English Language Learners

  • : the number 60

  • sixties : the numbers ranging from 60 to 69

  • : a set of years ending in digits ranging from 60 to 69


SIXTY Defined for Kids

1

sixty

adjective six·ty \ ˈsik-stē \

Definition of sixty for Students

:being six times ten

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sixty

noun

Definition of sixty for Students

:six times ten :60

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