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six

 (sĭks)
n.
1. The cardinal number equal to 5 + 1.
2. The sixth in a set or sequence.
3. Something having six parts, units, or members, especially a motor vehicle having six cylinders.
Idiom:
at sixes and sevens
In a state of confusion or disorder.

[Middle English, from Old English; see s(w)eks in Indo-European roots.]

six adj. & pron.

six

(sɪks)
n
1. (Mathematics) the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one. See also number1
2. (Mathematics) a numeral, 6, VI, etc, representing this number
3. (Games, other than specified) something representing, represented by, or consisting of six units, such as a playing card with six symbols on it
4. (Horology) Also called: six o'clock six hours after noon or midnight
5. (Cricket) cricket
a. a stroke in which the ball crosses the boundary without bouncing
b. the six runs scored for such a stroke
6. (Other Non-sporting Hobbies) a division of a Brownie Guide or Cub Scout pack
7. at sixes and sevens
a. in disagreement
b. in a state of confusion
8. knock someone for six informal to upset or overwhelm someone completely; stun
9. six of one and half a dozen of the other six and two threes a situation in which the alternatives are considered equivalent
determiner
a. amounting to six: six nations.
b. (as pronoun): set the table for six.
[Old English siex; related to Old Norse sex, Gothic saihs, Old High German sehs, Latin sex, Greek hex, Sanskrit sastha]

Six

(French sis)
n
(Classical Music) Les Six (le) a group of six young composers in France, who from about 1916 formed a temporary association as a result of interest in neoclassicism and in the music of Satie and the poetry of Cocteau. Its members were Darius Milhaud, Arthur Honegger, Francis Poulenc, Georges Auric, Louis Durey, and Germaine Tailleferre

six

(sɪks)

n.
1. a cardinal number, five plus one.
2. a symbol for this number, as 6 or VI.
3. a set of six persons or things.
adj.
4. amounting to six in number.
Idioms:
at sixes and sevens,
a. in disorder or confusion.
b. in disagreement or dispute.
[before 900; Old English s(i)ex, syx, seox, c. Old Norse sex, Old High German sehs, Gothic saihs, Latin sex, Greek héx, Skt ṣaṣ]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.six - the cardinal number that is the sum of five and onesix - the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
2.six - a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows six pips
dice, die - a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
domino - a small rectangular block used in playing the game of dominoes; the face of each block has two equal areas that can bear 0 to 6 dots
spot - a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; "an eight-spot"
Adj.1.six - denoting a quantity consisting of six items or unitssix - denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"

six

determiner
Related words
adjective sixth
combining forms sex-, hexa-
Translations
الرَّقم 6السّادِسسِتَّةعُمر 6 سنواتعُمْرُه 6 سنوات
sissisena
šestšest letšestiletý
seks
ses
kuus
kuusikuutonen
छह
šest
hathat1
enam
sexsex ára
6
šešišešiametisšešiosšešiųšeštas
sešgadīgssešisešu gadu vecums
şase
šesťšesť rokov
šest
шест
sexsexa
sita
หก
altıaltı yaşaltı yaşında
шість
sáu

six

[sɪks]
A. ADJseis
B. N
1.seis m
to be (all) at sixes and sevens [person] → estar confuso; [things] → estar en desorden
it's six of one and half a dozen of the other it's six and half a dozenda lo mismo, da igual
six of the best (Brit) → seis azotes mpl (castigo escolar)
to knock sb for sixdejar pasmado a algn
2. (Cricket) → seis m golpe de bate que lanza la bola sin botar fuera del terreno y sirve para anotarse seis carreras
to hit a sixbatear un seis, hacer seis carreras de un golpe
he hit three sixesbateó tres seises
see five for usage

six

[ˈsɪks] numsix
He's six → Il a six ans.
to be at sixes and sevens → être dans tous ses étatssix-footer [ˌsɪksˈfʊtər] n (man)gars m d'un mètre quatre-vingts; (woman)fille f d'un mètre quatre-vingtsSix Nations n (= rugby tournament) the Six Nations → le Tournoi des six nationssix-pack [ˈsɪkspæk] n
[beer] → pack m de six
(= flat stomach) → tablettes fpl de chocolatsix-shooter [ˈsɪksʃuːtər] nsix-coups m inv

six

adjsechs; she is six (years old)sie ist sechs (Jahre alt); at (the age of) sixim Alter von sechs Jahren, mit sechs Jahren; it’s six (o’clock)es ist sechs (Uhr); there are six of uswir sind sechs; it cost six poundses kostete sechs Pfund; six and a half/quartersechseinhalb/-einviertel; in six-eight time (Mus) → im Sechsachteltakt; to be six foot under (hum)sich (dat)die Radieschen von unten besehen (hum); it’s six (of one) and half a dozen (of the other) (inf)das ist Jacke wie Hose (inf), → das ist gehupft wie gesprungen (inf)
n
(Math: = figure, mark, tram) → Sechs f; (= bus)Sechser m; six and a half/quarterSechseinhalb/-einviertel f
(Cards, on dice, Golf) → Sechs f; (Cricket) → Sechserschlag m; (= team of six)Sechsermannschaft f; to divide something into sixetw in sechs Teile teilen; we divided up into sixeswir teilten uns in Sechsergruppen auf; they are sold in sixessie werden in Sechserpackungen verkauft; to be at sixes and sevens (things) → wie Kraut und Rüben durcheinanderliegen (inf); (person) → völlig durcheinander sein; to knock somebody for six (Brit inf) → jdn umhauen (inf)

six

:
Six Counties
pl the six (Brit) die sechs Grafschaften Nordirlands
six-day race
n, six days
pl (inf, Cycling etc) → Sechstagerennen nt
sixfold
adjsechsfach
advum das Sechsfache
six-footer
n to be a sixüber 1,80 (gesprochen: einsachtzig) → sein
six-gun
n (US inf) = six-shooter
six hundred
adjsechshundert
nSechshundert f

six

:
six million
adj, nsechs Millionen
six-pack
n
Sechserpackung f
(Brit inf: = muscles) → Waschbrettbauch m (inf)
sixpence
n (Brit old: = coin) → Sixpencestück nt
sixpenny
adjfür Sixpence
n (= stamp)Sixpence-Marke f
six-shooter
n (US inf) → sechsschüssiger Revolver

six

:
six-yard box
n (Ftbl) → Fünfmeterraum m
six-year-old
adjsechsjährig attr, → sechs Jahre alt pred; warschon sechs Jahre dauernd
nSechsjährige(r) mf

six

[sɪks]
1. adjsei inv
2. nsei m inv
to be (all) at sixes and sevens (fig) (person, things) → essere sottosopra
it's six of one and half a dozen of the other (fig) → se non è zuppa è pan bagnato, siamo lì
for usage see five

six

(siks) noun
1. the number or figure 6.
2. the age of 6.
adjective
1. 6 in number.
2. aged 6.
six-
having six (of something). a six-cylinder engine.
sixth noun
1. one of six equal parts.
2. (also adjective) (the) last of six (people, things etc); (the) next after the fifth.
ˈsix-year-old noun
a person or animal that is six years old.
adjective
(of a person, animal or thing) that is six years old.
at sixes and sevens
in confusion; completely disorganized. On the day before the wedding, the whole house was at sixes and sevens.

six

سِتَّة šest seks sechs έξι seis kuusi six šest sei 6 zes seks sześć seis шесть sex หก altı sáu
References in classic literature ?
The clock struck six and, having swept up the hearth, Beth put a pair of slippers down to warm.
I got six dollars a week from my job on the paper and always took it straight home to mother.
After that Dude and I went twice a week to the post-office, six miles east of us, and I saved the men a good deal of time by riding on errands to our neighbours.
Pontellier had religiously followed since her marriage, six years before.
He is said to be a Canadian too; and yet he served with our friends the Mohawks, who, as you know, are one of the six allied nations.
He said if I thought he would not do he would look out for a bigger boy; but I said I was quite agreeable to try him for six weeks.
So there was the duke already on horseback, clean armed, and his six sons by him, and every each had a spear in his hand, and so they encountered, whereas the duke and his two sons brake their spears upon him, but Sir Marhaus held up his spear and touched none of them.
I had been to school most all the time and could spell and read and write just a little, and could say the multiplication table up to six times seven is thirty-five, and I don't reckon I could ever get any further than that if I was to live forever.
De law kin sell me now if dey tell me to leave de state in six months en I don't go.
Crux a month or six weeks at least; the house will be shut up, and the new servant will not be wanted until my return.
Had there been a breath of wind, we should have fallen on the six mutineers who were left aboard with us, slipped our cable, and away to sea.
But the colonel ordered six of the ringleaders to be seized, and thought no punishment so proper as to deliver them bound into my hands; which some of his soldiers accordingly did, pushing them forward with the butt-ends of their pikes into my reach.