sixth

n. & adj.
—n.
1 the position in a sequence corresponding to that of the number 6 in the sequence 1-6.
2 something occupying this position.
3 any of six equal parts of a thing.
4 Mus. a an interval or chord spanning six consecutive notes in the diatonic scale (e.g. C to A). b a note separated from another by this interval.
—adj. that is the sixth.
Phrases and idioms:
sixth form Brit. a form in a secondary school for pupils over 16. sixth-form college Brit. a college for pupils over 16. sixth-former a pupil in the sixth form. sixth sense
1 a supposed faculty giving intuitive or extrasensory knowledge.
2 such knowledge.
Derivatives:
sixthly adv.
Etymology: SIX

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • sixth — [siksth] adj. [ME sixth < OE sixta, akin to Ger sechste, L sextus: see SIX & TH2] 1. preceded by five others in a series; 6th 2. designating any of the six equal parts of something n. 1. the one following the fifth …   English World dictionary

  • sixth — ► ORDINAL NUMBER 1) constituting number six in a sequence; 6th. 2) (a sixth/one sixth) each of six equal parts into which something is or may be divided. 3) chiefly Brit. the sixth form of a school. 4) Music an interval spanning six consecutive… …   English terms dictionary

  • sixth — [ sıksθ ] number 1. ) in the place or position counted as number 6: the sixth of May He was placed sixth in the tournament. 2. ) one of 6 equal parts of something: About five sixths of the group said they supported the decision …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Sixth — Sixth, n. 1. The quotient of a unit divided by six; one of six equal parts which form a whole. [1913 Webster] 2. The next in order after the fifth. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mus.) The interval embracing six diatonic degrees of the scale. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sixth — Sixth, a. [From Six: cf. AS. sixta, siexta.] 1. First after the fifth; next in order after the fifth. [1913 Webster] 2. Constituting or being one of six equal parts into which anything is divided. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sixth — O.E. syxte, from siex (see SIX (Cf. six)). Sixth sense supernatural perception of objects is attested from 1807; earlier it meant the sense that apprehends sexual pleasure (1690s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sixth — sixth; sixth·ly; …   English syllables

  • sixth|ly — «SIHKSTH lee», adverb. in the sixth place …   Useful english dictionary

  • sixth — sixth1 [sıksθ] adj coming after five other things in a series ▪ her sixth birthday ▪ the sixth century >sixth pron ▪ Let s have dinner on the sixth (=the sixth day of the month) . sixth 2 sixth2 n one of six equal parts of something ▪ About o …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sixth — In music, see the intervals:*Major sixth *Minor sixthThe submediant, and the chord built on the submediant, is often simply called the sixth as it is the sixth scale degree. The note of a chord forming the interval of a sixth with the chord s… …   Wikipedia


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