from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Ecclesiastical The fourth of the seven canonical hours.
- n. Ecclesiastical The time of day set aside for this service, usually the sixth hour, or noon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The fourth of the canonical hours; usually held at noon.
- n. A sexual text message.
- n. Any electronic message with sexual context.
- v. To send a sext message.
- v. To send (someone) a (sext message).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The office for the sixth canonical hour, being a part of the Breviary.
- n. The sixth book of the decretals, added by Pope Boniface VIII.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Roman Catholic and Greek churches, in religious houses, and as a devotional office in the Anglican Church, the office of the sixth hour, originally and properly said at midday. See canonical hours, under canonical.
- n. In music:
- n. The interval of a sixth.
- n. In organ-building, a mixture-stop of two ranks separated by a sixth—that is, consisting of a twelfth and a seventeenth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the fourth of the seven canonical hours; about noon
Middle English sexte, from Late Latin sexta, from Latin sexta (hōra), sixth (hour), feminine of sextus, sixth; see s(w)eks in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin sextus ("sixth") (Wiktionary)
Blend of sex and text ("to send a text message"); partly back-formation from sexting, which is more common. (Wiktionary)