from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The cardinal number equal to 5 + 1.
- n. The sixth in a set or sequence.
- n. Something having six parts, units, or members, especially a motor vehicle having six cylinders.
- idiom at sixes and sevens In a state of confusion or disorder.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A numerical value equal to 6; the number occurring after five and before seven.
- n. The digit or figure 6.
- n. Rear, behind (rear side of something).
- n. 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.
- n. A touchdown.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. One more than five; twice three.
- n. The number greater by a unit than five; the sum of three and three; six units or objects.
- n. A symbol representing six units, as 6, vi., or VI.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- One more than five; being twice three: a cardinal numeral.
- n. The number greater by one than five; twice three. For the cabalistic significance of six, see seven.
- n. A symbol representing this number, as 6, or VI, or vi.
- n. In games: A playing-card bearing six spots or pips; a six-spot.
- n. On a die, the face which bears six spots; hence, a die which turns up that face.
- n. Beer sold at six shillings a barrel; hence, small beer.
- n. plural Bonds bearing interest at six per cent.
- n. plural In Eng. hymnology, a species of trochaic meter having six syllables to the line, and properly four lines to the stanza.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
- n. a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows six pips
- adj. denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units
Middle English, from Old English; see s(w)eks in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, from Old English siex, from Proto-Germanic *sehs, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs. (Wiktionary)