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[siks-tee-ith] /ˈsɪks ti ɪθ/
next after the fifty-ninth; being the ordinal number for 60.
being one of 60 equal parts.
a sixtieth part, especially of one (1/60).
the sixtieth member of a series.
Origin of sixtieth
before 1000; Middle English sixtithe, sixtiaghte, Old English sixtighetha, sixteoghotha; see sixty, -eth2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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.

    The Penal Cluster Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
  • 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).'

    Doa Perfecta Benito Prez Galds
British Dictionary definitions for sixtieth


(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
  1. one of 60 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier): a sixtieth part
the fraction equal to one divided by 60 (1/60)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for sixtieth

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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