Definitions for: Six
[n] the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
[adj] denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units
Webster (1913) Definition: Six, a. [AS. six, seox, siex; akin to OFries. sex, D. zes,
OS. & OHG. sehs, G. sechs, Icel., Sw., & Dan. sex, Goth.
sa['i]hs, Lith. szeszi, Russ. sheste, Gael. & Ir. se, W.
chwech, L. sex, Gr. ??, Per. shesh, Skr. shash. [root]304.
Cf. Hexagon, Hexameter, Samite, Senary, Sextant,
One more than five; twice three; as, six yards.
Six Nations (Ethnol.), a confederation of North American
Indians formed by the union of the Tuscaroras and the Five
Six points circle. (Geom.) See Nine points circle, under
1. The number greater by a unit than five; the sum of three
and three; six units or objects.
2. A symbol representing six units, as 6, vi., or VI.
To be at six and seven or at sixes and sevens, to be in
disorder. --Bacon. Shak. Swift.
Synonyms: 6, 6, Captain Hicks, cardinal, half a dozen, half a dozen, half dozen, hexad, sestet, sextet, sextuplet, sise, sixer, vi, VI
See Also: digit, figure
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