What does six mean?

Definitions for sixsɪks

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word six.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. six, 6, VI, sixer, sise, Captain Hicks, half a dozen, sextet, sestet, sextuplet, hexad(noun)

    the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one

  2. six-spot, six(adj)

    a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows six pips

  3. six, 6, vi, half dozen, half-dozen(adj)

    denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units


  1. six(Noun)

    The digit or figure 6.

  2. six(Noun)

    An event whereby a batsman hits a ball which does not bounce before passing over a boundary in the air, resulting in an award of 6 runs for the batting team.

  3. six(Noun)

    A touchdown

Webster Dictionary

  1. Six(adj)

    one more than five; twice three; as, six yards

  2. Six(noun)

    the number greater by a unit than five; the sum of three and three; six units or objects

  3. Six(noun)

    a symbol representing six units, as 6, vi., or VI

  4. Origin: [AS. six, seox, siex; akin to OFries. sex, D. zes, OS. & OHG. sehs, G. sechs, Icel., Sw., & Dan. sex, Goth. sahs, Lith. szeszi, Russ. sheste, Gael. & Ir. se, W. chwech, L. sex, Gr. , Per. shesh, Skr. shash. 304. Cf. Hexagon, Hexameter, Samite, Senary, Sextant, Sice.]


  1. Six

    Six is the second album by English rock band Mansun, released in September 1998 via Parlophone. It was released in the US on April 20, 1999 with an alternative running order, different artwork, and the re-recorded single version of the title track. In an interview prior to the release of Six, Paul Draper stated that the "interlude" "Witness to a Murder" was included to separate the album into two parts as a tribute to old-style vinyl albums.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Six

    siks, adj. and n. five and one: a figure denoting six units (6, or vi.): a playing-card with six spots, the face of a die bearing six spots, or that die itself: beer sold at six shillings a barrel, small beer: (pl.) in hymnology, a quatrain in trochaic measure, the lines of three feet or six syllables.—adj. Six′fold, folded or multiplied six times.—ns. Six′footer, a person six feet high; Six′pence, a silver coin=six pence.—adj. Six′penny, worth sixpence: cheap, worthless.—ns. Six′-shoot′er, a six-chambered revolver; Sixte, a parry in which the hand is on guard opposite the right breast, the point of the sword raised and moved a little to the right.—adjs. and ns. Six′teen, six and ten; Six′teenth, the sixth after the tenth.—adj. Sixth, the last of six: the ordinal of six.—n. the sixth part: (mus.) an interval of four tones and a semitone, or six intervals.—adv. Sixth′ly, in the sixth place.—Sixth hour, noon-tide.—Be at sixes and sevens, to be in disorder; Long sixes, candles weighing six to the pound, about 8 inches long; Short sixes, candles weighing six to the pound, about 4 inches long. [A.S. siex; Ger. sechs, Gael. se; also L. sex, Gr. hex, Sans. shash.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'six' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #398

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'six' in Written Corpus Frequency: #154


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of six in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of six in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joe Fabiano:

    Small amount today, just six.

  2. Yaron Panov:

    I was given six months to live.

  3. Reza Zomorrodian:

    Only six people voted for this.

  4. Mandera County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia:

    So far we are talking of six dead.

  5. Kathryn Beaumont Murphy:

    At the end of that six-month period.

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