noun, plural six·ties.
- sixtus i,
- sixtus ii,
- sixtus iii,
- sixtus iv,
- sixtus v,
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|Kent Sepkowitz|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
Therefore I thought nothing of undertaking a sixty miles' drive in broiling heat and along a villainous road.South African Memories|Lady Sarah Wilson
He is an oldish man, not less than sixty, with his hair and beard bleached with the storms of many travels.The Survivors of the Chancellor|Jules Verne
The bear came on for another sixty yards, lay down beside a huge boulder and prepared itself for a nap.Double Challenge|James Arthur Kjelgaard
The King of France, they say, is hiring of sixty sail of ships of the Dutch, but it is not said for what design.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
Tobuts, on the north side of the Tokachi, is the largest Ainu village in the district, and has as many as sixty huts.Alone with the Hairy Ainu|A. H. Savage Landor
noun plural -ties
- amounting to sixtysixty soldiers
- (as pronoun)sixty are dead
Word Origin 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.