Six birthday candles.
When you have six units of something, you are six years of age, it is six o'clock, or you wear a size six clothing are all examples of six.
Origin of sixMiddle English ; from Old English sex, akin to German sechs, Old Norse sex, Gothic saihs ; from Indo-European base an unverified form seks, an unverified form swe?s from source Classical Latin sex, Classical Greek hex, Sanskrit ?á?
- the cardinal number between five and seven; 6; VI
- any group of six people or things; half a dozen
- something numbered six or having six units, as a playing card, domino, face of a die, etc.
- an engine with six cylinders or an automobile with such an engine
at sixes and sevens
- in confusion or disorder
- at odds; disagreeing
- The cardinal number equal to 5 + 1.
- The sixth in a set or sequence.
- Something having six parts, units, or members, especially a motor vehicle having six cylinders.
Origin of sixMiddle English, from Old English; see s(w)eks in Indo-European roots.
- The digit or figure 6.
- (military slang, by ellipsis of six o'clock) Rear, behind (rear side of something).
- cover my six
- (cricket, countable) An event whereby a batsman hits a ball which does not bounce before passing over a boundary in the air, resulting in an award of 6 runs for the batting team.
- (American football) A touchdown.