- sixteenth amendment,
- sixteenth note
Origin of sixteen
Examples from the Web for sixteen
At the age of sixteen these bad guys chase you, often under the amused and complicit watch of policemen.
My birth certificate was modified, I changed my name, and when I was sixteen I emancipated from my grandparents and my father.Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All|Aurora Snow|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sixteen years later, his former best friend finally confronts him.
Sixteen have cleared the Judiciary Committee, 13 with unanimous support from members of both parties.What If the United States Had No Attorney General?|Eleanor Clift|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sixteen seasons in, The Biggest Loser continues to be a ratings winner.‘The Biggest Loser’ Could Be TV’s Most Important Show Ever|Daniela Drake|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Religion, say these, was corrupted a little after His death, and remained in that state of corruption about sixteen hundred years.Letters on England|Voltaire
Yes, and much good he'll do the King's service; he'll eat for six and run for sixteen.Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc|Mark Twain
At sixteen, then, the boy did not know for what he was best fitted in life.Famous Men of Science|Sarah K. Bolton
Juan Fernandez is about sixteen miles long and five and a half miles wide.
At zero minus sixteen hours Rick stood at the base of the huge rocket and looked up, studying every inch of it.The Scarlet Lake Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
- amounting to sixteensixteen tons
- (as pronoun)sixteen are known to the police
Word Origin for sixteen
The age of the gods is always sixteen. Sixteen represents the number of perfection, of plenitude. In man it is after the sixteenth year that the first elements of decay begin to appear, and when the moon reaches the sixteenth digit it begins to decrease. [Alain Daniélou, "The Myths and Gods of India"]
From Latin contracted form sexdecim, sedecim come Italian sedici, French seize.