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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.
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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"
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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.
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Dubinsky, Karen, Catherine Krull, Susan Lord, Sean Mills, and Scott Rutherford, eds., New World Coming: The Sixties and the Shaping of Global Consciousness (Toronto: Between the Lines 2009)
THE Sixties were without doubt the most dynamic and innovative of decades, and their impact is still being felt throughout the world even now.