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sixtieth

[siks-tee-ith] /ˈsɪks ti ɪθ/
adjective
1.
next after the fifty-ninth; being the ordinal number for 60.
2.
being one of 60 equal parts.
noun
3.
a sixtieth part, especially of one (1/60).
4.
the sixtieth member of a series.
Origin of sixtieth
1000
before 1000; Middle English sixtithe, sixtiaghte, Old English sixtighetha, sixteoghotha; see sixty, -eth2
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  • He was now in his sixtieth year, and he had out lived all the obscurity of his youth.

    Henrik Ibsen Edmund Gosse
  • The most part have died at or about their twelve hundred and sixtieth year.

  • He was nearing his sixtieth year now, and he looked and seemed much older.

  • Up there, the lights on the sixtieth floor gleamed in the night.

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  • It threw off two more on the fifty-eighth day, and thirty on the sixtieth.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • She died on the 23d July 1816, in the sixtieth year of her age.

    Women of History Anonymous
  • He is like to be the best judge of Time who hath lived to see about the sixtieth part thereof.

  • On their return next month they will live at 1200 East sixtieth Street.

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
  • So in counting degrees: 60 means sexagesimo, 'at the sixtieth (degree).'

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British Dictionary definitions for sixtieth

sixtieth

/ˈsɪkstɪəθ/
adjective
1.
(usually prenominal)
  1. being the ordinal number of sixty in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc: often written 60th
  2. (as noun): the sixtieth in a row
noun
2.
  1. one of 60 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier): a sixtieth part
3.
the fraction equal to one divided by 60 (1/60)
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Word Origin and History for sixtieth

Old English sixteogoða "sixtieth;" see sixty + -th (1).

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