six


six
/siks/, n.
1. a cardinal number, five plus one.
2. a symbol for this number, as 6 or VI.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
4. a playing card, die face, or half of a domino face with six pips.
5. Cricket. a hit in which the ball crosses the boundary line of the field without a bounce, counting six runs for the batsman. Cf. boundary (def. 3).
6. an automobile powered by a six-cylinder engine.
7. a six-cylinder engine.
8. at sixes and sevens,
a. in disorder or confusion.
b. in disagreement or dispute.
adj.
9. amounting to six in number.
[bef. 900; ME six, sex, OE siex, syx, seox, sex; c. D zes, LG ses, G sechs, ON sex, Goth saihs, L sex, Gk héx, Skt sas]

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(as used in expressions)
six strings
Six Les
The Six
Six Day War

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