Meaning of SIX in English


n. & adj.


1. one more than five, or four less than ten; the product of two units and three units.

2 a symbol for this (6, vi, VI).

3 a size etc. denoted by six.

4 a set or team of six individuals.

5 Cricket a hit scoring six runs by clearing the boundary without bouncing.

6 the time of six o'clock (is it six yet?).

7 a card etc. with six pips.

--adj. that amount to six.

Phrases and idioms:

at sixes and sevens in confusion or disagreement. knock for six colloq. utterly surprise or overcome (a person). the Six Counties the counties of N. Ireland. six-gun six-shooter. six of one and half a dozen of the other a situation of little real difference between the alternatives. six-shooter a revolver with six chambers.

Etymology: OE siex etc. f. Gmc

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.