Sixteen meaning

sĭk-stēn
The cardinal number equal to the sum of 15 + 1.
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The 16th in a set or sequence.
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The cardinal number between fifteen and seventeen; 16; XVI.
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Totaling six more than ten.
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Origin of sixteen

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

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

  • From Middle English, from Old English siextÄ«ene, sixtÄ“ne, sixtyne, from Proto-Germanic *sehstehun. Compare West Frisian sechstjin, Dutch zestien, German sechzehn, Danish seksten.

    From Wiktionary