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,
Sice.]
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
Nations.

Six points circle. (Geom.) See Nine points circle, under
Nine.


Six, n.
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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