Six meaning

sĭks
The sixth in a set or sequence.
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Totaling one more than five.
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The cardinal number between five and seven; 6; VI.
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Six is a number after five and before seven.

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.

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The digit or figure 6.
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(military slang, by ellipsis of six o'clock) Rear, behind (rear side of something).

Cover my six.

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(American football) A touchdown.
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The cardinal number equal to 5 + 1.
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Something having six parts, units, or members, especially a motor vehicle having six cylinders.
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Any group of six people or things; half a dozen.
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(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.
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at sixes and sevens
  • In a state of confusion or disorder.
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at sixes and sevens
  • in confusion or disorder
  • at odds; disagreeing
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Origin of six

  • Middle English from Old English s(w)eks in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old English siex, from Proto-Germanic *sehs, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs. Compare West Frisian seis, Dutch zes, Low German söss, sess, German sechs, Danish seks, also Latin sex.

    From Wiktionary