- 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.
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Idioms for six
Origin of six
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Example sentences from the Web for six
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
But the program is just six weeks long, the Pentagon admitted Monday.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’|Nancy A. Youssef|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Andrew and Fergie separated in 1992 after six years of marriage and formally divorced in 1996.
Several of them disputed the figure of six million Jewish deaths in the Holocaust.
And then—well, I happen to forget what sort of a day this particular day turned into, about six of the clock.
I again refused, and we stood higgling, until we agreed that I should pay him six, and one by way of a dress for himself.The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan|James Morier
At six o'clock, he wished to go to the manager and give up the part.Tales From Bohemia|Robert Neilson Stephens
The ground fell almost sheer six hundred feet to the flat bottom of the valley.London to Ladysmith via Pretoria|Winston Spencer Churchill
Of our ten animals, six were intended for riding, and four for carrying cargoes, each taking turn about.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World|Charles Darwin
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)
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