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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.

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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    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. Erik Pevernagie:

    Fear can be passed on to others and, similar to fear of flying, its smell can be sensed by people in outlandish places or fussy situations. Its apprehension may be nasal or actuated through our brain, our memory or the sensorial spread, and not at the least through a sixth sense. (One could still feel the smell of fear )

  2. Jane Houlihan:

    The FDA should lower the allowable limit, in the meantime, parents have options -- other types of infant cereal have one-sixth as much arsenic as infant rice cereal, on average, and are safer choices.

  3. W. Somerset Maugham:

    Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.

  4. W. Somerset Maugham:

    The value of money is that with it we can tell any man to go to the devil. It is the sixth sense which enables you to enjoy the other five.

  5. Carly Fiorina:

    Having met Vladimir Putin, I wouldn't talk to him at all. We've talked way too much to him, what I would do, immediately, is begin rebuilding the Sixth Fleet, I would begin rebuilding the missile defense program in Poland, I would conduct regular, aggressive military exercises in the Baltic states.

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