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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a four/five/six etc figure number (=a number in the thousands/ten thousands/hundred thousands etc)
▪ Choose a four figure number that you can easily remember.
a height of six feet/ten metres etc
▪ Sunflowers can grow to a height of 15 feet.
a six month/five year etc period
▪ They studied the behaviour of the ocean during a five year period.
an hour’s/six hours' etc work (=work that it took you an hour/six hours etc to do)
▪ I did two hours’ work before breakfast.
deep six
give sb six months/three years etc (=in prison)
▪ The judge gave her two years in prison.
have two weeks/six months etc to live
▪ He knows he’s only got a few months to live.
jail sb for two months/six years/life etc
▪ They ought to jail her killer for life.
reach double/six etc figures (=be 10 or more/100,000 or more etc)
▪ The death toll in the region has reached five figures.
six feet/ten metres etc in height
▪ None of these sculptures was less than three metres in height.
six months/a year etc in advance
▪ Book tickets 21 days in advance.
spend time/three months/six years etc in jail
▪ Griffiths spent three days in jail after pushing a policeman.
three/six etc full days/years/pages etc
▪ We devote five full days a month to training.
▪ His pants rose a full three inches off his shoes.
two miles/six feet etc apart
▪ Place the two posts 6 metres apart.
I give it six weeks/a month etc
be five/six/seven etc months gone
knock sb for six
▪ He'd done it again, she realised in amazement - with just a few choice words he'd knocked her for six.
sleep two/four/six etc
▪ All the comfortable rooms sleep two and are of a high standard with private shower and W.C; most have a balcony.
▪ Expect to pay $ 115 for a cabin that sleeps four during peak season.
▪ He was probably fed up with having to sleep four to a bed.
▪ I can actually go home and sleep six hours at night now.
▪ Rates start at $ 75 per night off-season for a cabin that sleeps two.
▪ Soldiers sleep four or six to a dormitory, with lockable doors and private bathrooms.
▪ The properties, which sleep four people, are based at Rosecraddoc Manor, set in 38 acres of woodlands near Liskeard.
▪ They sleep six to a bed and wake up to the fiery sting of bug bites.
throw dice/a six/a four etc
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Six \Six\, a. [AS. six, seox, siex; akin to OFries. sex, D. zes, OS. & OHG. sehs, G. sechs, Icel., Sw., & Dan. sex, Goth. sa['i]hs, Lith. szeszi, Russ. sheste, Gael. & Ir. se, W. chwech, L. sex, Gr. ??, Per. shesh, Skr. shash. [root]304. Cf. Hexagon, Hexameter, Samite, Senary, Sextant, Sice.] One more than five; twice three; as, six yards.

Six Nations (Ethnol.), a confederation of North American Indians formed by the union of the Tuscaroras and the Five Nations.

Six points circle. (Geom.) See Nine points circle, under Nine.


Six \Six\, n.

  1. The number greater by a unit than five; the sum of three and three; six units or objects.

  2. A symbol representing six units, as 6, vi., or VI. To be at six and seven or To be at sixes and sevens,

    1. to be in disorder.

    2. to be in a dispute or disagreement; -- often used with with.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English siex, six, sex, from Proto-Germanic *sekhs (cognates: Old Saxon and Danish seks, Old Norse, Swedish, and Old Frisian sex, Middle Dutch sesse, Dutch zes, Old High German sehs, German sechs, Gothic saihs), from PIE *s(w)eks (cognates: Sanskrit sas, Avestan kshvash, Persian shash, Greek hex, Latin sex, Old Church Slavonic sesti, Polish sześć, Russian shesti, Lithuanian szeszi, Old Irish se, Welsh chwech).\n

\nSix-shooter, usually a revolver with six chambers, is first attested 1844; six-pack of beverage containers is from 1952, of abdominal muscles by 1995. Six of one and half-a-dozen of the other "little difference" is recorded from 1833. Six-figure in reference to hundreds of thousands (of dollars, etc.) is from 1840. Six feet under "dead" is from 1942.\n

\nPhrase at sixes and sevens originally was "hazarding all one's chances," first in Chaucer, perhaps from dicing (the original form was on six and seven); it could be a corruption of on cinque and sice, using the French names (which were common in Middle English) for the highest numbers on the dice. Meaning "at odds, in disagreement or confusion" is from 1785, perhaps via a notion of "left unsettled."


n. 1 The digit or figure 6. 2 (context military slang by ellipsis of six o'clock English) rear, behind (gloss: rear side of something). 3 (context cricket countable English) 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. 4 (context American football English) A touchdown. num. (context cardinal English) A numerical value equal to 6; the number occurring after five and before seven.


adj. denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units [syn: 6, vi, half dozen, half a dozen]


n. the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one [syn: 6, VI, sixer, sise, Captain Hicks, half a dozen, sextet, sestet, sextuplet, hexad]

Six (Mansun album)

Six is the second album by English alternative rock band Mansun, released in September 1998 via Parlophone. It was released in the US on 20 April 1999 with an alternative running order, different artwork, and the re-recorded single version of the title track. In an interview prior to the release of Six, Paul Draper stated that the "interlude" "Witness to a Murder (Part Two)" was included to separate the album into two parts as a tribute to old-style vinyl albums.

Six (band)

Six were a short-lived Irish pop group who formed on the television programme Irish Popstars in 2002. The programme aired on RTÉ One on Sunday nights in the autumn and winter of 2001-02. The band were signed to Simon Cowell under BMG Records UK and managed by Louis Walsh who also appeared as a judge on the show. Their first single 'Whole lot of Lovin' is currently the fastest and third biggest selling single in Irish history.

Six (Soft Machine album)

Six is the sixth studio (instrumental) album (half including live material) by the Canterbury associated band Soft Machine, originally released in 1973 as a double LP.

Six (Loverboy album)

Six was an album released by the Canadian rock band Loverboy. Released in 1997, it was the band's first album with new material since 1987.

Six (Whodini album)

Six is the sixth album by hip hop group Whodini. Released in 1996, this was the group's only release on Jermaine Dupri's So So Def label. The album was not a success on the charts, not charting on the Billboard 200, and only made it to #55 on the Top R&B albums. The album spawned one single, "Keep Running Back."


SIX may refer to:

  • SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Swiss Internet Exchange
  • Seattle Internet Exchange
  • Slovenian Internet Exchange
  • Slovak Internet eXchange
Six (The Black Heart Procession album)

Six is the sixth and final studio album by The Black Heart Procession, released on October 6, 2009. This album was made after their switch to their new label, Temporary Residence Limited. This album incorporated some new elements into the Black Heart Procession's macabre style.

Six (Mansun song)

"Six" is a song by the English alternative rock band Mansun. The song was written by band-leader Paul Draper. It was recorded and produced by Paul Draper and Mark 'Spike' Stent with additional production by Mike Hunter during sessions for the group's second studio album.

The song was re-recorded with New York producer Arthur Baker in a simpler arrangement produced and mixed by Baker and released as the fourth and final single in early 1999 from the group's second album, Six. The Baker version charted better than its predecessor in the typically quiet post-Christmas singles market returning the group to the top twenty in the UK peaking at #16. The single version of "Six" has none of the experimental rock sound that is representative of the parent album as a whole. In the US, Baker's single version appears in place of the album version on Epic Records' truncated version of Six.

The music video for "Six" was directed by Grant Gee.

Six (film)

'Six ' (6) is a 2012 Telugu, Suspense Thiller film produced by Bollamoni Krishna on Vega Entertainments Pvt Ltd banner, directed by Srikanth Lingaad. Starring Jagapati Babu, Gayathri Iyer in lead roles and music was composed by Ravi Varma. The film recorded as flop at the box office.

Six (TV series)

Six is an upcoming American television drama series. The series has been ordered by History with a straight 8-episode-order. The first two episodes are set to be directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.

Usage examples of "six".

I dreamed that night that she had married a professional gambler, who cut her throat in the course of the first six months because the dear child refused to aid and abet his nefarious schemes.

An elderly family friend had abused her when she was six, and she had been indecently assaulted in a Gloucester park at the age of thirteen.

Now fourteen, she had been abused by West and his wife for six years, regularly supplying him with sexual favors, and suffering physical abuse from his wife with equal regularity.

Mere minutes after the decoys had completed their burns, six COREs, accelerating at a terrifying rate, suddenly lifted out of orbit toward the decoys.

Glancing at the accelerometer I noticed that the needle was nudging past five and was almost at the figure six.

The latter of those mighty streams, which rises at the distance of only thirty miles from the former, flows above thirteen hundred miles, for the most part to the south-east, collects the tribute of sixty navigable rivers, and is, at length, through six mouths, received into the Euxine, which appears scarcely equal to such an accession of waters.

He had known almost from the time he left her that he would never truly be able to forget Holly, and after less than six months away from her he had ached so intensely for her that he had often woken up in the night with his face wet with tears and the echoes of her name still resounding through his mind as he called despairingly for her.

I walked over to her bed and collapsed on it, and the next thing I knew she was shaking my shoulder and telling me that it was six in the morning and it was time to take the truck back to the Acme Fertilizer Company and make another pick-up.

I lost my trouble and my time, for I did not become acquainted with the shore till the octave of Christmas, and with the small door six months afterwards.

She was already acquainted with most of my recent adventures, but I knew nothing at all about hers, and she entertained me with a recital of them for five or six hours.

I was still more pleased at the chance which had made me acquainted with Martinelli, whom I had known by repute for six years.

Also, their Trident base in the state of Washington was included almost fifty percent more as an information addressee than in the preceding six months.

The fierce Adelantado, finding himself surrounded by six assailants, who seemed to be directing their whole effort against his life, swung his sword in a berserk rage and slashed about him, to such good purpose that four or five of his assailants soon lay round him killed or wounded.

Aggregate admeasurement of six Aggregate admeasurement of six dug up and replanted.

In these cases, presided over by a judge who knows his work, the rules of evidence are strictly observed, and you will learn more in six months of practical advocacy than in ten years elsewhere.