n. & adj.
—n. (pl. -ies)
1 the product of six and ten.
2 a symbol for this (60, lx, LX).
3 (in pl.) the numbers from 60 to 69, esp. the years of a century or of a person's life.
4 a set of sixty persons or things.
—adj. that amount to sixty.
Phrases and idioms:
sixty-first, -second , etc. the ordinal numbers between sixtieth and seventieth. sixty-fourmo (pl. -os)
1 a size of book in which each leaf is one-sixty-fourth of a printing-sheet.
2 a book of this size (after DUODECIMO etc.). sixty-fourth note esp. US Mus. = HEMIDEMISEMIQUAVER. sixty-four thousand (or sixty-four) dollar question a difficult and crucial question (from the top prize in a broadcast quiz show). sixty-one, -two , etc. the cardinal numbers between sixty and seventy.
sixtieth adj. & n. sixtyfold adj. & adv.
Etymology: OE siextig (as SIX, -TY(2))

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  • sixty — [siks′tē] adj. [ME sixti < OE sixtig: see SIX & TY2] six times ten n. pl. sixties the cardinal number between fifty nine and sixty one; 60; LX the sixties the numbers or years, as of a century, from sixty through sixty nine …   English World dictionary

  • Sixty — Six ty, n.; pl. {Sixties}. 1. The sum of six times ten; sixty units or objects. [1913 Webster] 2. A symbol representing sixty units, as 60, lx., or LX. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sixty — O.E. sixtig, from siex (see SIX (Cf. six)) + tig (see TY (Cf. ty) (1)). Phrase sixty four dollar question is 1942, from radio quiz show where that was the top prize. Sixty nine in sexual sense is first attested 1888, as a translation of Fr. faire …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sixty — Six ty, a. [AS. siextig; akin to G. sechzig, Goth. sa[ i]hs tigjus. See {Six}, {Ten}, and cf. {Sixteen}.] Six times ten; fifty nine and one more; threescore. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • sixty — ► CARDINAL NUMBER (pl. sixties) ▪ ten more than fifty; 60. (Roman numeral: lx or LX.) DERIVATIVES sixtieth ordinal number …   English terms dictionary

  • sixty — noun (plural sixties) Etymology: Middle English, from sixty, adjective, from Old English siextig, noun, group of sixty, from siex six + tig group of ten; akin to Old English tīen ten Date: 14th century 1. see number table 2. plural the numbers 60 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sixty — /siks tee/, n., pl. sixties, adj. n. 1. a cardinal number, ten times six. 2. a symbol for this number, as 60 or LX. 3. a set of this many persons or things. 4. sixties, the numbers, years, degrees, or the like, from 60 through 69, as in referring …   Universalium

  • sixty — [[t]sɪ̱ksti[/t]] ♦ sixties 1) NUM Sixty is the number 60. ...the sunniest April in Britain for more than sixty years. 2) N PLURAL When you talk about the sixties, you are referring to numbers between 60 and 69. For example, if you are in your… …   English dictionary

  • sixty — /ˈsɪksti / (say sikstee) noun (plural sixties) 1. a cardinal number, ten times six. 2. a symbol for this number, as 60 or LX. 3. (plural) the numbers from 60 to 69 of a series, especially with reference to the years of a person s age, or the… …   Australian English dictionary

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