sixty

[ siks-tee ]
/ ˈsɪks ti /

noun, plural six·ties.

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.

adjective

amounting to 60 in number.

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Idioms for sixty

    like sixty, Informal. with great speed, ease, energy, or zest: Everyone was working like sixty to finish up before the holidays.

Origin of sixty

before 900; Middle English (adj. and noun), Old English sixtig (adj.); cognate with Dutch zestig,German sechzig,Old Norse sextigir.See six, -ty1
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British Dictionary definitions for sixty

sixty
/ (ˈsɪkstɪ) /

noun plural -ties

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

determiner

  1. amounting to sixtysixty soldiers
  2. (as pronoun)sixty are dead

Word Origin for sixty

Old English sixtig
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