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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

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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  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. Cayce Kerr:

    On the (par-three) sixth tee, everybody stuffed it in there (close to the hole), as the three pros were walking off the tee, Tiger said: 'Let's all walk off the greens with twos.'.

  2. Javed Ali:

    As someone who used to look at this phenomenon of radicalization more on the international terrorism side, and looking at how people were similarly radicalized or mobilized to violence just like what happened on the sixth, from the al Qaeda ideology and the ISIS ideology, there are a lot of parallels to that world.

  3. The New Jersey governor:

    Anybody who comes up to me whether it's a current supporter or someone new signing on, or even undecided voters, said how important the debate was. i think anybody could wind up from second to sixth in this thing and not be shocked.

  4. Charlie Yaxley:

    More than 600 people have now lost their life on the Mediterranean Sea this year, if current trends continue, we are likely to see more than a thousand people lose their life on the Mediterranean for the sixth year in a row, which is a bleak milestone for us to be reaching.

  5. Jamie Craig:

    We have had tremendous success with our current rhino herd, stella is the sixth youngster from Nancy and Ruby and our bull, Monty, has proved to be an excellent dad.

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    the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
    • A. defilement
    • B. larceny
    • C. slur
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