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six·teen

 (sĭk-stēn′)
n.
1. The cardinal number equal to the sum of 15 + 1.
2. The 16th in a set or sequence.

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

six·teen′ adj. & pron.

sixteen

(ˈsɪksˈtiːn)
n
1. (Mathematics) the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and six. See also number1
2. (Mathematics) a numeral, 16, XVI, etc, representing this number
3. (Music, other) music the numeral 16 used as the lower figure of a time signature to indicate that the beat is measured in semiquavers
4. something represented by, representing, or consisting of 16 units
determiner
a. amounting to sixteen: sixteen tons.
b. (as pronoun): sixteen are known to the police.
[Old English sextyne]

six•teen

(ˈsɪksˈtin)

n.
1. a cardinal number, ten plus six.
2. a symbol for this number, as 16 or XVI.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
adj.
4. amounting to 16 in number.
[before 900; Old English sixtēne]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sixteen - the cardinal number that is the sum of fifteen and onesixteen - the cardinal number that is the sum of fifteen and one
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
Adj.1.sixteen - being one more than fifteensixteen - being one more than fifteen    
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"
Translations
الرقم 16السّادِس عَشَرسِتَّةَ عَشَرَستة عشرعُمْر ال 16
setze
šestnáctšestnáct letšestnáctiletý
seksten
dek ses
kuusteist
kuusitoista
šesnaest
tizenhat
sextánsextán ára
十六
16
sedecim
šešiolikašešiolikametisšešiolikos metųšešiolikos metų amžiusšešioliktas
sešpadsmitsešpadsmit gadu vecumssešpadsmitgadīgs
šestnásťšestnásť rokov
šestnajst
sexton
สิบหก
on altıon altı yaşon altı yaşında
mười sáu

sixteen

[ˈsɪksˈtiːn]
A. ADJdieciséis, diez y seis
she was sweet sixteentenía dieciséis años y estaba en la flor de la vida
B. Ndieciséis m, diez y seis m
see five for usage

sixteen

[ˌsɪksˈtiːn] numseize
He's sixteen → Il a seize ans.

sixteen

adjsechzehn
nSechzehn f

sixteen

[ˌsɪksˈtiːn]
1. adjsedici inv
2. nsedici m inv
for usage see five

sixteen

(siksˈtiːn) noun
1. the number or figure 16.
2. the age of 16.
adjective
1. 16 in number.
2. aged 16.
sixteen-
having sixteen (of something). a sixteen-page booklet.
ˌsixˈteenth noun
1. one of sixteen equal parts.
2. (also adjective) (the) last of sixteen (people, things etc); (the) next after the fifteenth.
ˌsixˈteen-year-old noun
a person or animal that is sixteen years old.
adjective
(of a person, animal or thing) that is sixteen years old.

sixteen

سِتَّةَ عَشَرَ šestnáct seksten sechzehn δεκαέξι dieciséis kuusitoista seize šesnaest sedici 十六 16 zestien seksten szesnaście dezasseis, dezesseis шестнадцать sexton สิบหก on altı mười sáu 十六
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