sixtieth


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six·ti·eth

 (sĭk′stē-ĭth)
n.
1. The ordinal number matching the number 60 in a series.
2. One of 60 equal parts.

six′ti·eth adv. & adj.

sixtieth

(ˈsɪkstɪəθ)
adj
(Mathematics) (usually prenominal)
a. being the ordinal number of sixty in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc: often written 60th
b. (as noun): the sixtieth in a row.
n
1. (Mathematics)
a. one of 60 approximately equal parts of something
b. (as modifier): a sixtieth part.
2. (Mathematics) the fraction equal to one divided by 60 ()
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sixtieth - position 60 in a countable series of things
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
2.sixtieth - one part in sixty equal parts
common fraction, simple fraction - the quotient of two integers
Adj.1.sixtieth - the ordinal number of sixty in counting ordersixtieth - the ordinal number of sixty in counting order
ordinal - being or denoting a numerical order in a series; "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh"
Translations
السِّتّونجُزءٌ من سِّتّين
šedesátinašedesátý
hatvanadhatvanadik
sextugasti
šesťdesiatinašesťdesiaty
šestdeseti
1/6060.ıncıaltmışıncıaltmışta bir

sixtieth

[ˈsɪkstɪɪθ]
A. ADJsexagésimo
B. N (in series) → sexagésimo/a m/f; (= fraction) → sexagésima parte f, sesentavo m
the sixtieth anniversaryel sesenta aniversario
see fifth for usage

sixtieth

[ˈsɪkstiəθ]
adjsoixantième
his sixtieth birthday → son soixantième anniversaire
n
(gen)soixantième mf
(= fraction) → soixantième m
(= sixtieth birthday) → soixantième anniversaire m

sixtieth

adjsechzigste(r, s); a sixtieth partein Sechzigstel nt
n (= fraction)Sechzigstel nt; (in series) → Sechzigste(r, s)

sixtieth

[ˈsɪkstɪɪθ]
1. adjsessantesimo/a
2. n (in series) → sessantesimo/a; (fraction) → sessantesimo
for usage see fifth

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 ?
If you serve with the troops, of whom I judge you to be a scout, you should know of such a regiment of the king as the Sixtieth.
His long yellow hair was equally divided on the top of his head and upon his brow, and combed down on each side to the length of his shoulders; it had but little tendency to grey, although Cedric was approaching to his sixtieth year.
A sixtieth part of the Union, which is about the proportion of Delaware and Rhode Island, has several times been able to oppose an entire bar to its operations.
The forbearance can only have proceeded from an irresistible conviction of the absurdity of subjecting the fate of twelve States to the perverseness or corruption of a thirteenth; from the example of inflexible opposition given by a MAJORITY of one sixtieth of the people of America to a measure approved and called for by the voice of twelve States, comprising fifty-nine sixtieths of the people an example still fresh in the memory and indignation of every citizen who has felt for the wounded honor and prosperity of his country.
The ingenious American has remarked that, between the South Pole and the sixtieth parallel, the sea is covered with floating ice of enormous size, which is never met with in the North Atlantic.
At the fifty-seventh second the door of the saloon opened; and the pendulum had not beat the sixtieth second when Phileas Fogg appeared, followed by an excited crowd who had forced their way through the club doors, and in his calm voice, said, "Here I am, gentlemen
At the sixtieth minute of this hour, if the money is not forthcoming, he blows out the prisoner's brains with a pistol-shot, or plants his dagger in his heart, and that settles the account.
Her way, I should say, lies somewhere between her sixtieth and seventieth year, and I have walked tete-e-tete with her for some little distance this afternoon.
Otherwise, one cannot explain why he should not have been just as reticent on the subject nearest his heart when bestowing on Sally the twenty-seventh cabbage as he had been when administering the hundred and sixtieth potato.
He was very gray and wrinkled, and not far from his sixtieth year, his eyes blinked, his eyebrows were white, his lip pendulous, and his hands large.
A crowd filled the Tivoli--the old crowd that had seen Daylight depart two months before; for this was the night of the sixtieth day, and opinion was divided as ever as to whether or not he would compass the achievement.
one minute, the sixtieth part of an hour, to be precise, sixty seconds, to stick on the back of an affectionate josher mule like Barney.