Find the word definition

Crossword clues for sext

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Sext \Sext\, n. [L. sexta, fem. of sextus sixtt, fr. sex six: cf. F. sexte.] (R.C.Ch.)

  1. The office for the sixth canonical hour, being a part of the Breviary.

  2. The sixth book of the decretals, added by Pope Boniface VIII.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

by 2005, from contraction of sex (n.) + text (v.). Related: Sexted; sexting.


early 15c., "third of the lesser canonical hours," from Latin sexta (hora), fem. of sextus, ordinal of sex (see six).


Etymology 1 n. The fourth of the canonical hours; usually held at noon. Etymology 2

n. 1 A sexual text message. 2 Any electronic message with sexual context. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To send a sext message. 2 (context transitive English) To send (someone) a (sext message).


n. the fourth of the seven canonical hours; about noon


Sext, or Sixth Hour, is a fixed time of prayer of the Divine Office of almost all the traditional Christian liturgies. It consists mainly of psalms and is said at noon. Its name comes from Latin and refers to the sixth hour of the day after dawn.

Usage examples of "sext".

Normally Rosvita might not break her fast until after the service of Sext, but with illness she knew she needed to eat more frequently in order to gain back her strength.

A colonnade connected the two buildings, and here Henry brought his retinue after the service of Sext concluded, to the royal garden.

Ruoda and Sister Heriburg bring soup and bread every day, Sister Rosvita, just after Sext, although I do not know if you receive it then.

She refused to release you, but she agreed that you ought to be allowed exercise in the corridor each day between the hours of Sext and Nones.

The third hour, terce, meant no more, in lay affairs, than the middle of the morning, something vaguely earlier than sext, which is noon.

I was ready by early afternoon, just after sext prayers in the upper nave.

Mother Clare often chanted Sext and None, which commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus, in tears.

King James the sext, ordinit to be consumed at the instance of a noble man Francis Erle of Bodowell.