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n. pl. six·ties
1. The cardinal number equal to 6 × 10.
2. sixties
a. A decade or the numbers from 60 to 69: They planned to retire in their sixties. The breeze kept the temperature in the sixties.
b. often Sixties The decade from 60 to 69 in a century.

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

six′ty adj. & pron.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sixties - the decade from 1960 to 1969sixties - the decade from 1960 to 1969  
decade, decennary, decennium - a period of 10 years
2.sixties - the time of life between 60 and 70sixties - the time of life between 60 and 70  
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
eld, geezerhood, old age, years, age - a late time of life; "old age is not for sissies"; "he's showing his years"; "age hasn't slowed him down at all"; "a beard white with eld"; "on the brink of geezerhood"
السِّتّيناتدرجة الحرارَه بين 60-70فَتْرَة السِّتّينات من القَرْن
po šedesátcešedesátá létateplota přes šedesát stupňů
hatvanas: a hatvanas évek
á sjötugsaldrimilli sextíu og sjötíusjöundi áratugur
šesťdesiate roky
600-700 yılları60-69 derecealtmışlı yıllar


(ˈsiksti) noun
1. the number or figure 60.
2. the age of 60.
1. 60 in number.
2. aged 60.
ˈsixties noun plural
1. the period of time between one's sixtieth and seventieth birthdays.
2. the range of temperatures between sixty and seventy degrees.
3. the period of time between the sixtieth and seventieth years of a century.
ˈsixtieth noun
1. one of sixty equal parts.
2. (also adjective) (the) last of sixty (people, things etc); (the) next after the fifty-ninth.
having sixty (of something). a sixty-page supplement.
ˈsixty-year-old noun
a person or animal that is sixty years old.
(of a person, animal or thing) that is sixty years old.
References in classic literature ?
I showed YOU this only that you might see that OUR SIXTIES are as handsome as MR.
His pride answered "yes," but against his will he pictured himself being dumped ruthlessly into the pitiless sixties while Rose still lingered in the glorious twenties.
She was a remarkable-looking woman, well advanced in the sixties, but owing to the lightness of her frame and the brightness of her eyes she seemed to have been wafted over the surface of the years without taking much harm in the passage.
In the early sixties of our own century I was no more conscious of his realism than he was himself a hundred years before; but I had eyes in my head, and I saw that what he had seen in Venice so long before was so true that it was the very life of Venice in my own day; and because I have loved the truth in art above all other things, I fell instantly and lastingly in love with Carlo Goldoni.
35pm THE moving story of how a new age of electricity and labour saving devices transformed home and family life in sixties Wales is told in the concluding part of the series Wales in the Sixties.
FIRST-SEASON sire revelation Sixties Icon has had his 2013 fee at Norman Court Stud in Wiltshire increased to PS8,500 from PS4,500 this year.
Framing the Sixties "examines the ways in which four presidents .
The Swinging Sixties make another revival YOU need to look backwards to look fashion-forward this season.
THE Sixties were one of the most dynamic and innovative of decades and their impact on society is still felt throughout the world, even now.
THE Sixties were without doubt the most dynamic and innovative of decades, and their impact is still being felt throughout the world even now.
It analyzes the facts and events of both right and left sides in a study which considers Presidential strategy and the times, offering framings of how these Presidents affected choices during the sixties and helped influence social sentiments.
A REPLICA of the original Sixties Batmobile is up for auction at Brooklands auction in Surrey on June 2.