the fourth of the canonical hours, originally assigned to the sixth hour of the day (i.e., to noon, counting from 6 )
Origin of sextMiddle English sexte ; from Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin sexta ; from Classical Latin sexta (hora), sixth (hour), feminine of sextus, sixth
- The fourth of the seven canonical hours.
- The time of day set aside for this service, usually the sixth hour, or noon.
Origin of sextMiddle English sexte, from Late Latin sexta, from Latin sexta (h&omacron;ra), sixth (hour), feminine of sextus, sixth; see s(w)eks in Indo-European roots.
From Latin sextus (“sixth")
- A sexual text message.
- Any electronic message with sexual context.
(third-person singular simple present sexts, present participle sexting, simple past and past participle sexted)
- (intransitive) To send a sext message.
- To send (someone) a (sext message).
- Particularly used as sexting.