sixties


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six·ty

 (sĭks′tē)
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"
Translations
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

sixty

(ˈsiksti) noun
1. the number or figure 60.
2. the age of 60.
adjective
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.
sixty-
having sixty (of something). a sixty-page supplement.
ˈsixty-year-old noun
a person or animal that is sixty years old.
adjective
(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.
Where the sixties went wrong in the end was in the extravagance of its libertarian strain.
As a result, many residential buildings constructed in the Fifties and Sixties have become anachronyms.
A major study by the New England Journal of Medicine, published on August 23, 2007, noted that most Americans are sexually active well into their sixties and seventies.
MICK CHANNON has been instrumental in launching many a stud career - he trained a number of early winners by Imperial Dancer, Fraam and Hunting Lion - a nd is now playing a major role in the emergence of first-season sire Sixties Icon.
AGE only exists in your head, especially when you're a musician getting up on stage to perform your past hits, reckons guitarist Alan Mosca, a founder member of Sixties band Freddie And The Dreamers.
THE golden age of the Swinging Sixties was recreated on Tyneside last night as fashion fans dug out their old gear for a catwalk show.
TRUST Johnny Murtagh By BILL KNIGHT to be in the mix when a big 2008 pot comes up and the Irishman proved a punter's pal once again with a Newbury success on 2-1 shot Sixties Icon.
JEREMY Noseda hopes Frankie Dettori, pictured, will be available to ride Sixties Icon in the stanjamesuk.
And with Sixties Icon on the drift, more money came yesterday for market rival Red Rocks, who is now down to 4-1 second favourite.
IT'S back to the Swingin' Sixties for Brummie favourites Malcolm Stent, Don Maclean, Lizzie Wiggins and Dave Sealey who are rejoining forces for a sequel to the immensely popular stage show Go and Play Up Your Own End.
Such bifurcations between titillation and consummation, or between sexual suggestion and sexual license, have enabled historians to depict the sixties as a morally tumultuous decade, while viewing the 1950s as largely a conservative time with regard to sexual behavior.