- a cardinal number, ten times six.
- a symbol for this number, as 60 or LX.
- a set of this many persons or things.
- sixties, the numbers, years, degrees, or the like, from 60 through 69, as in referring to numbered streets, indicating the years of a lifetime or of a century, or noting degrees of temperature: Her grandfather is in his late sixties. The temperature is in the low sixties.
- amounting to 60 in number.
- like sixty, Informal. with great speed, ease, energy, or zest: Everyone was working like sixty to finish up before the holidays.
Origin of sixty
Examples from the Web for sixty
Requests received more than sixty (60) days after January 31st, 2015, will not be honored.
Sixty vaccinators have been killed in the area in the last few years.Powdered Measles Vaccine Could Be Huge for Developing World
December 2, 2014
But a recently purchased automated bottling line has increased their output to sixty cases per hour.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama
November 30, 2014
Sixty of those 700 are “juvenile lifers,” men who came in as adolescents and are serving a life term.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On
November 10, 2014
Sixty percent of the HIV/AIDS sufferers in Liberia are women.What’s Worse Than Ebola in West Africa? Almost Everything
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 23, 2014
I can give you sixty seconds to find that I'm the North Star.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
He looked back sixty years, and said it was time to give up.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
Marked a tree sixty yards south of camp F 74, being 74th camp from Geraldton.Explorations in Australia
Sixty fathom of two-inch chain, and old Joe talks about parting.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
We formed a partnership, with a capital of sixty thousand dollars.Within the Law
- the cardinal number that is the product of ten and sixSee also number (def. 1)
- a numeral, 60, LX, etc, representing sixty
- something represented by, representing, or consisting of 60 units
- amounting to sixtysixty soldiers
- (as pronoun)sixty are dead
Word Origin and History for sixty
Old English sixtig, from siex (see six) + -tig (see -ty (1)). Cf. Old Norse sextugr, sextögr, sextigir, Old Frisian sextich, Middle Dutch sestig, Dutch zestig, Old High German sehszug, German sechzig. Phrase sixty-four dollar question is 1942, from radio quiz show where that was the top prize.