Definitions

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

  • adj. Relating to 600 or to a 600-year period.
  • n. A 600th anniversary or its commemoration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the number six hundred, or to a six hundred year period
  • n. A six-hundredth anniversary

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to or consisting of six hundred, especially six hundred years; made up of or proceeding by groups of six hundred.
  • n. That which consists of or comprehends six hundred (commonly the space of six hundred years).
  • n. A six-hundredth anniversary.

Etymologies

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

From Latin sexcentēnī, six hundred each : sex, six; see sex- + centēnī, a hundred each (from centum, hundred; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots).

Examples

  • Queens's is one of the six oldest colleges in Oxford, and is far on to celebrating its sexcentenary, but it has purged itself of the

    The Charm of Oxford

  • At the recent celebration of the sexcentenary of Peterhouse College, near the close of a long dinner, Sir Frederick Bramwell was called on, some time after midnight, to return thanks for Applied Science.

    The Pleasures of Life

  • On the occasion of Dante's sexcentenary, in 1865, it was discovered that at some unknown period the skeleton, with the exception of a few small bones which remained in an urn which formed part of Gonzaga's structure, had been placed for safety in a wooden box, and enclosed in a wall of the old Braccioforte Chapel, which lies outside the church towards the

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 2

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