Meaning of SIX in English


/siks/ , n.

1. a cardinal number, five plus one.

2. a symbol for this number, as 6 or VI.

3. a set of this many persons or things.

4. a playing card, die face, or half of a domino face with six pips.

5. Cricket. a hit in which the ball crosses the boundary line of the field without a bounce, counting six runs for the batsman. Cf. boundary (def. 3).

6. an automobile powered by a six-cylinder engine.

7. a six-cylinder engine.

8. at sixes and sevens ,

a. in disorder or confusion.

b. in disagreement or dispute.


9. amounting to six in number.

[ bef. 900; ME six, sex, OE siex, syx, seox, sex; c. D zes, LG ses, G sechs, ON sex, Goth saihs, L sex, Gk héx, Skt sas ]

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