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Webster 1913 Edition


Six

Six

,
Adj.
[AS.
six
,
seox
,
siex
; akin to OFries.
sex
, D.
zes
, OS. & OHG.
sehs
, G.
sechs
, Icel., Sw., & Dan.
sex
, Goth.
saíhs
, Lith.
szeszi
, Russ.
sheste
, Gael. & Ir.
se
, W.
chwech
, L.
sex
, Gr. [GREEK][GREEK], Per.
shesh
, Skr.
shash
. √304. Cf.
Hexagon
,
Hexameter
,
Samite
,
Senary
,
Sextant
,
Sice
.]
One more than five; twice three;
as,
six
yards
.
Six Nations
(Ethnol.)
,
a confederation of North American Indians formed by the union of the Tuscaroras and the Five Nations.
Six points circle
.
(Geom.)
See
Nine points circle
, under
Nine
.

Six

,
Noun.
1.
The number greater by a unit than five; the sum of three and three; six units or objects.
2.
A symbol representing six units, as 6, vi., or VI.

Webster 1828 Edition


Six

SIX

,
Adj.
[L. sex;] Twice three; one more than five.

Definition 2021


Six

Six

See also: six and sîx

English

Proper noun

Six

  1. (Britain) Abbreviation of MI6. (Secret Intelligence Service)

Synonyms

(Secret Intelligence Service):

  • 6
  • MI6
  • Secret Intelligence Service

Coordinate terms

six

six

See also: Six and sîx

English

English numbers
60
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : six
    Ordinal : sixth
    Multiplier : sextuple

Numeral

six

  1. (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 6; the number occurring after five and before seven.

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

Noun

six (plural sixes)

  1. The digit or figure 6.
  2. (military slang, by ellipsis of six o'clock) Rear, behind (rear side of something).
    cover my six
  3. (cricket, countable) An event whereby a batsman hits a ball which does not bounce before passing over a boundary in the air, resulting in an award of 6 runs for the batting team.
  4. (American football) A touchdown.

Derived terms

Translations

See also

Playing cards in English · playing cards (layout · text)
ace deuce, two three four five six seven
eight nine ten jack queen king joker
  • 6 (Arabic numeral)
  • , (Chinese numerals)
  • or VI (Roman numeral)
  • στ΄ or ϛ΄ (Greek numeral)
  • Table of cardinal numbers 0 to 9 in various languages

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: sun · cut · everything · #498: six · comes · stand · past

Anagrams


French

Etymology

From Middle French six, from Old French sis, six, from Latin sex, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sis/, /si/

Noun

French cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : six
    Ordinal : sixième
French Wikipedia article on six

six m (plural six)

  1. six

Related terms

See also

Playing cards in French · cartes à jouer (layout · text)
as deux trois quatre cinq six sept
huit neuf dix valet dame roi joker

Lojban

Rafsi

six

  1. rafsi of sirxo.

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French sis, six.

Numeral

six (invariable)

  1. six

Descendants


Norman

Norman cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : six
Norman cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : six

Etymology

From Latin sex, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs.

Pronunciation

Numeral

six

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) six

Novial

Novial cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : six
    Ordinal : sixesmi

Numeral

six

  1. (cardinal) six