AskDefine | Define six

Dictionary Definition

six adj : denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units [syn: 6, vi, half dozen, half a dozen] n : the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one [syn: 6, VI, sixer, sise, Captain Hicks, half a dozen, sextet, sestet, sextuplet, hexad]

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  • /ˈsɪks/, /"sIks/

Cardinal number

  1. The cardinal number occurring after five and before seven. Ordinal: sixth.
  2. Describing a set or group with six components.

Derived terms


cardinal number
set or group with six components
  • Lithuanian: šešeri, šešerios


  1. The digit or figure 6.
  2. A score of 6 runs.
  3. Rear, behind
    "cover my six".


  • Danish: sekstal
  • Finnish: kuutonen
  • Lithuanian: šešetas
  • Polish: szóstka
  • Swedish: sexa
military slang

See also




Latin sex

Cardinal numeral

  1. six
Ordinal: sixième

Extensive Definition

6 and six may mean:
  • 6 (number), a number, numeral, and glyph
  • 6, the year 6 AD
  • 6 BC, the year 6 BC
In music and film:
In literature:
In sports:
  • Six (cricket), a boundary shot in cricket; where the batsman hits the ball over the boundary without the ball touching the ground (analogous with an automatic home run in baseball)
In transportation:
  • Mazda 6
  • A nickname for the F-106, official named "Delta Dart."
In television:
In Military:
  • six, The six o'clock position of an airplane, behind the airplane's tail
In organizations:
  • MI6, United Kingdom external security agency
six in German: Six
six in Japanese: シックス
six in Turkish: Altı
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