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. 2012