a cardinal number, five plus one.
a symbol for this number, as 6 or VI.
a set of this many persons or things.
a playing card, die face, or half of a domino face with six pips.
Cricket. a hit in which the ball crosses the boundary line of the field without a bounce, counting six runs for the batsman. Compare boundary ( def 3 ).
an automobile powered by a six-cylinder engine.
a six-cylinder engine.
amounting to six in number.
at sixes and sevens,
in disorder or confusion.
in disagreement or dispute.

before 900; Middle English six, sex, Old English siex, syx, seox, sex; cognate with Dutch zes, Low German ses, German sechs, Old Norse sex, Gothic saihs, Latin sex, Greek héx, Sanskrit ṣaṣ Unabridged
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six (sɪks)
1.  See also number the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
2.  a numeral, 6, VI, etc, representing this number
3.  something representing, represented by, or consisting of six units, such as a playing card with six symbols on it
4.  Also called: six o'clock six hours after noon or midnight
5.  cricket Also called: sixer
 a.  a stroke in which the ball crosses the boundary without bouncing
 b.  the six runs scored for such a stroke
6.  a division of a Brownie Guide or Cub Scout pack
7.  at sixes and sevens
 a.  in disagreement
 b.  in a state of confusion
8.  informal knock someone for six to upset or overwhelm someone completely; stun
9.  six of one and half a dozen of the other, six and two threes a situation in which the alternatives are considered equivalent
10.  a.  amounting to six: six nations
 b.  (as pronoun): set the table for six
Related: hexa-, sex-
[Old English siex; related to Old Norse sex, Gothic saihs, Old High German sehs, Latin sex, Greek hex, Sanskrit sastha]

Six (French sis)
Les Six a group of six young composers in France, who from about 1916 formed a temporary association as a result of interest in neoclassicism and in the music of Satie and the poetry of Cocteau. Its members were Darius Milhaud, Arthur Honegger, Francis Poulenc, Georges Auric, Louis Durey, and Germaine Tailleferre

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Word Origin & History

O.E. siex, from P.Gmc. *sekhs (cf. O.S. seks, O.N., O.Fris. sex, M.Du. sesse, Du. zes, O.H.G. sehs, Ger. sechs, Goth. saihs), from PIE *seks (cf. Skt. sas, Avestan kshvash, Gk. hex, L. sex, O.C.S. sesti, Lith. sesi, O.Ir. se, Welsh chwech). Six-shooter is first attested 1844; six-pack of beverage is
from 1952. Six of one and half-a-dozen of the other "little difference" is recorded from 1836. Phrase at sixes and sevens "hazarding all ones chances," is first in Chaucer, perhaps from dicing (the original form was on six and seven) and could be a corruption of on cinque and sice, using the Fr. names (which were common in M.E.) for the highest numbers on the dice.
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