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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sixteen, 16, XVIadjective

    the cardinal number that is the sum of fifteen and one

  2. sixteen, 16, xviadjective

    being one more than fifteen

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sixteenadjective

    Six and ten.

    Etymology: sixtyne , Saxon.

    I have been begging sixteen years in court. William Shakespeare.

    It returned the voice thirteen times; and I have heard of others that it would return sixteen times. Francis Bacon.

    If men lived but twenty years, we should be satisfied if they died about sixteen or eighteen. Taylor.


  1. Sixteen

    Sixteen is a song by English singer Ellie Goulding, released as a single through Polydor Records on 12 April 2019. It was co-written by Goulding with Raye and Fred, and produced by Ian Kirkpatrick, Fred and Mike Wise. Goulding has said the song is about the "reckless days of adolescence".


  1. sixteen

    Sixteen is a number in the decimal number system, represented as 16, and it is the natural number following 15 and preceding 17. It is an even number and is considered one of the integers. It also corresponds to one dozen plus four in the duodecimal number system, and is written as 10 in hexadecimal. Furthermore, it can be identified as the age of consent in many jurisdictions, the minimum driving and voting age in many countries, and a symbol of adolescence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sixteenadjective

    six and ten; consisting of six and ten; fifteen and one more

  2. Sixteennoun

    the number greater by a unit than fifteen; the sum of ten and six; sixteen units or objects

  3. Sixteennoun

    a symbol representing sixteen units, as 16, or xvi

  4. Etymology: [AS. sixtne, sixtne. See Six, and Ten, and cf. Sixty.]


  1. Sixteen

    Sixteen was a Polish band, which was founded in 1997 and disbanded in 2004. Renata Dąbkowska is its lead singer, and it represented Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998. Their debut album "Lawa" was released in 1997. During the later part of 1998, the band became known as Seventeen and sometimes Sixteen-Seventeen.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'sixteen' in Written Corpus Frequency: #776

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sixteen in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sixteen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sixteen in a Sentence

  1. Doug Deeken:

    The big question is what does the district look like because the only thing we know for sure is there aren't going to be sixteen districts in Northeast Ohio, until we know, we are just spitting in the wind here.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    Common sense is that layer of prejudices which we acquire before we are sixteen.

  3. Lori Tremmel Freeman:

    The sad reality is that we have a solution that adequately protects adolescents over sixteen years old. We have the Pfizer vaccine approved for that age group. So, we really shouldn't be seeing high case rates in that age group if we're successful with vaccinating late teens who are eligible, i am more worried about what we'll see in the next three weeks if trending follows to younger ages under 16. Without a vaccine solution yet for younger children, we're going to see more of what we're starting to hear now -- schools having to make decisions about pausing in-person learning for a week or so.

  4. Jules Feiffer:

    At sixteen I was stupid, confused, insecure and indecisive. At twenty-five I was wise, self- confident, prepossessing and assertive. At forty-five I am stupid, confused, insecure and indecisive. Who would have supposed that maturity is only a short break in adolescence?

  5. Tim Kaine:

    Sixteen years is very unwise to let war happen on auto-pilot.

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