Definitions

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

  • adj. Of or relating to the number six.
  • adj. Having six things or parts.

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  • adj. Of sixth rank or order.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of six; belonging to six; containing six.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of six; belonging to six; containing six.

Etymologies

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

Latin sēnārius, from sēnī, six each, from sex, six; see s(w)eks in Indo-European roots.

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From the Latin sēnārius ("consisting of six each"), from sēnī ("six each”, “six at a time") + -ārius (whence the English suffix -ary).

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  • Poor Ernest, muttering, tossed in his bed,
    Tormented by words that whirled in his head:
    "But is it septenary
    That comes after senary?
    I'm at sixes and sevens," he said.

    Find out more about Ernest Bafflewit

    April 3, 2015