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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who is 60 years old or between the ages of 60 and 70.
  • adj. Being 60 years old or between the ages of 60 and 70.
  • adj. Of or relating to a sexagenarian.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Being between the age of 60 and 69, inclusive. In one's seventh decade.
  • n. A person who is 60 years old or between the ages of 60 and 69.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person who is sixty years old.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sixty years old; sexagenary.
  • n. A person sixty years of age, or between sixty and seventy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone whose age is in the sixties
  • adj. being from 60 to 69 years old

Etymologies

From Latin sexāgēnārius, sexagenary; see sexagenary.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin sexaginta ("sixty") (Wiktionary)

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