from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The ordinal number matching the number 16 in a series.
- n. One of 16 equal parts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The ordinal form of the number sixteen.
- n. One of sixteen equal parts of a whole.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sixth after the tenth; next in order after the fifteenth.
- adj. Constituting or being one of sixteen equal parts into which anything is divided.
- n. The quotient of a unit divided by sixteen; one of sixteen equal parts of one whole.
- n. The next in order after the fifteenth; the sixth after the tenth.
- n. An interval comprising two octaves and a second.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Next in order after the fifteenth; being the sixth after the tenth: the ordinal of sixteen.
- Being one of sixteen equal parts into which a whole is divided.
- n. One of sixteen equal parts.
- n. In music: The melodic or harmonic interval of two octaves and a second.
- n. A sixteenth-note.
- n. In early Eng. law. a sixteenth of the rents of the year, or of movables, or both, granted or levied by way of tax.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one part in sixteen equal parts
- adj. coming next after the fifteenth in position
- n. position 16 in a countable series of things
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But it isn't just that he knows so much, he is also incredibly enthusiastic and excited about history, and is able to always communicate that enthusiasm, so that when you are listening to him you also get excited about rabbinic intrigues in sixteenth century France.
Catholic reforming activity in sixteenth century has been the subject of intense historical debate.
Religious crime in sixteenth century Scotland by previous winner of Young Observer playwriting competition.
Back in sixteenth century England, when Elizabeth I was queen, she tried quite vigorously to make the Church of England the church of England.
The French historian, Georges Vigarello, has shown this was not the case, at least not for court society in sixteenth - and seventeenth-century Europe.
Both may appear abstruse to the modern reader but they were matters of public concern and discussion in sixteenth-century England.
The letters of Spanish emigrants in sixteenth-century Mexico testify to the extensive morbidity and mortality that befell many in the New World.
Land acquisition was the preferred method for consolidating political and social power amongst the elite in sixteenth-century England.
The elite household in sixteenth-century England was predicated on the smooth interaction between the head/manager of household and the servants up and down the ranks.
Affinity, as understood in sixteenth-century England, meant the tenants and neighbors or clients of a landowner. 21 Part of this affinity would be informal "retainers."