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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sixthnoun

    position six in a countable series of things

  2. one-sixth, sixthnoun

    one part in six equal parts

  3. sixthadjective

    the musical interval between one note and another six notes away from it

  4. sixth, 6thadjective

    coming next after the fifth and just before the seventh in position


  1. sixthnoun

    The person or thing in the sixth position.

  2. sixthnoun

    One of six equal parts of a whole.

  3. sixthnoun

    The interval between one note and another, five notes higher in the scale, for example C to A, a major sixth, or C to A flat, a minor sixth. (Note that the interval covers six notes counting inclusively, for example C-D-E-F-G-A.)

  4. sixthadjective

    The ordinal form of the number six.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sixthadjective

    The first after the fifth; the ordinal of six.

    Etymology: sixta , Saxon.

    You are more clement than vile men,
    Who of their broken debtors take
    A sixth, letting them thrive again. William Shakespeare.

    There succeeded to the kingdom of England James the sixth, then king of Scotland. Francis Bacon.

  2. Sixthnoun

    A sixth part.

    Etymology: from the adjective.

    Only the other half would have been a tolerable seat for rational creatures, and five sixths of the whole globe would have been rendered useless. George Cheyne, Philos. Principles.


  1. Sixth

    Sixth is the ordinal form of the number six. The Sixth Amendment, to the U.S. Constitution A keg of beer, equal to 5 U.S. gallons or 1⁄6 barrel The fraction 1⁄6


  1. sixth

    Sixth generally refers to something that is preceded by five other things in order, position, time, quantity, or quality. It is an ordinal number and can pertain to an individual or thing coming directly after the fifth and just before the seventh in position. Furthermore, in mathematics, sixth may refer to one of six equal parts of a whole.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sixthadjective

    first after the fifth; next in order after the fifth

  2. Sixthadjective

    constituting or being one of six equal parts into which anything is divided

  3. Sixthnoun

    the quotient of a unit divided by six; one of six equal parts which form a whole

  4. Sixthnoun

    the next in order after the fifth

  5. Sixthnoun

    the interval embracing six diatonic degrees of the scale

  6. Etymology: [From Six: cf. AS. sixta, siexta.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sixth' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4157

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sixth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1638

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sixth in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sixth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Sixth in a Sentence

  1. Oregon State coach Scott Rueck:

    I dont think its up for discussion who No. 1 is. Louisville, Stanford, N.C. State, Mississippi State and UCLA rounded out the first 10 teams, which were unchanged from the previous poll. Before this season, South Carolina had never finished the season higher than No. 3. The Gamecocks topped the Top 25 the final 10 weeks of a season cut short before the NCAA Tournament by concerns about spreading the coronavirus pandemic. The AP has always released The AP final poll of the season before the start of the tournament that settles the national championship. Staley said she wasnt sure if The Gamecocks might recognize this achievement next year with a banner or something else since there was no tournament. I want to highlight our year. Only fitting for our seniors, only fitting for our team we put together, she said. Fitting to recognize what was accomplished this year for us. The Ducks, led by star Sabrina Ionescu, were ranked No. 1 for four weeks during the season. Their previous best finish in the poll was sixth two seasons ago. Its really neat. Going into the tournament we had the strongest resume and were playing really, really well, Ducks coach Kelly Graves said. UConns final ranking was its lowest since the team finished eighth in the last poll of the 2005-06 season. UConn had been four or higher every season since. Northwestern, which shared the regular-season Big Ten title, was 11th. Its the best finish for the Wildcats ever, topping their 13th-place ranking in 1990. Its only the sixth time in school history the team was ranked in the final poll. Its been a wild ride, Northwestern coach Joe McKeown said. Weve had so many people enjoy watching the program this year and see it grow. Im sad we didnt get a chance to play in the NCAA Tournament, but we have a great young group. CONFERENCE DOMINANCE The Pac-12 has been the top conference in the poll all season and finished with three teams in the first 10 and six in the Top 25. I feel like we have been doing that for a while now. I think back to four years ago, I think the conference statistically might have been a little stronger throughout that year, 2017.

  2. Kurt Vonnegut:

    I was taught in the sixth grade that we had a standing army of just over a hundred thousand men and that the generals had nothing to say about what was done in Washington. I was taught to be proud of that and to pity Europe for having more than a million men under arms and spending all their money on airplanes and tanks. I simply never unlearned junior civics. I still believe in it. I got a very good grade.

  3. Mardan Mamat:

    The birdie on sixth actually got Singaporean Mardan Mamat momentum going. I hit a four iron to about two feet and I regained Singaporean Mardan Mamat confidence from there.

  4. Neil Olson:

    All that dust on there. It'd be like an atomic bomb. i bet you if my sixth boy comes home, the needles will drop right off.

  5. Jacob Wallenberg:

    They have to get the experience, and then we'll see what happens. And the sixth generation is in the middle of that right now.

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