- the area directly behind a person; back: Check your six—there's a hottie approaching.
- the area directly behind a person in motion; tail: The pilot had an enemy plane on his six.
Idioms about six
Origin of six
Words nearby six
How to use six in a sentence
Thirty-six percent were in favor and 38 percent were opposed.
It was a very faithful homage to a Six Million Dollar Man episode.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I just recently rewatched all six Star Wars movies the other day… Oh wow, from the beginning?Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
After the six-week training, the forces will be deployed to confront the Islamic State, officials said.
But the program is just six weeks long, the Pentagon admitted Monday.
I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.
About this time the famous Philippine painter, Juan Luna (vide p. 195), was released after six monthsʼ imprisonment as a suspect.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
It contains above eighty thousand houses, and about six hundred thousand inhabitants.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
We had six field-pieces, but we only took four, harnessed wit twice the usual number of horses.
The Seven-score and four on the six middle Bells, the treble leading, and the tenor lying behind every change, makes good Musick.
British Dictionary definitions for six (1 of 2)
- a stroke in which the ball crosses the boundary without bouncing
- the six runs scored for such a stroke
- in disagreement
- in a state of confusion
- amounting to sixsix nations
- (as pronoun)set the table for six
Other words from sixRelated prefixes: hexa-, sex-
Word Origin for six
British Dictionary definitions for six (2 of 2)
Other Idioms and Phrases with six
In addition to the idioms beginning with six
- six feet under
- six of one, half a dozen of the other
- at sixes and sevens
- deep six
- Joe six-pack