Meaning of SIX in English


six /sɪks/ BrE AmE number

[ Language: Old English ]

1 . the number 6:

six months ago

She arrived just after six (=six o'clock) .

He learnt to play the violin when he was six (=six years old) .

2 . six figures/digits used to talk about a number that is between 100,000 and 1,000,000:

The final cost of the project will easily run into six figures (=be over £100,000 or $100,000) .

3 . at sixes and sevens informal disorganized and confused:

When the visitors arrived, we were still at sixes and sevens.

4 . it’s six of one and half a dozen of the other spoken used to say that both people or groups who are involved in a situation are equally responsible for something bad that happens:

In any family quarrel, it’s usually six of one and half a dozen of the other.

5 . knock/hit somebody for six British English spoken to affect someone strongly in a bad way:

Losing his job really knocked him for six.

6 . [countable] a hit in ↑ cricket that scores six ↑ run s because the ball crosses the edge of the playing area before touching the ground

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.