Meaning of SIX in English


■ cardinal number

1》 equivalent to the product of two and three; one more than five, or four less than ten; 6. (Roman numeral: vi or VI .)

2》 Cricket a hit that reaches the boundary without first striking the ground, scoring ~ runs.

3》 a group of ~ Brownies or Cubs.


at ~es and sevens in a state of confusion or disarray.

knock (or hit ) someone for ~ Brit. informal utterly surprise or overcome someone.

~ feet under informal dead and buried.

~ of one and half a dozen of the other a situation in which there is little difference between two alternatives.


~fold adjective & adverb


OE siex , ~ , syx , of Gmc origin.

Concise Oxford English vocab.      Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка.