Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The cardinal number equal to the sum of 15 + 1.
  • noun The 16th in a set or sequence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Being the sum of six and ten; consisting of one more than fifteen: a cardinal numeral.
  • noun Then umber made up of six and ten; four times four.
  • noun A symbol representing this number, as 16, or XVI, or xvi.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Six and ten; consisting of six and ten; fifteen and one more.
  • noun The number greater by a unit than fifteen; the sum of ten and six; sixteen units or objects.
  • noun A symbol representing sixteen units, as 16, or xvi.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The cardinal number occurring after fifteen and before seventeen, represented in Arabic numerals as 16 and in Roman numerals as XVI.

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

  • adjective being one more than fifteen
  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of fifteen and one

Etymologies

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

[Middle English sixtene, from Old English sixtȳne; see s(w)eks in Indo-European roots.]

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From Middle English, from Old English siextīene, sixtēne, sixtyne, from Proto-Germanic *sehstehun. Compare West Frisian sechstjin, Dutch zestien, German sechzehn, Danish seksten.

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