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[n] the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
[adj] denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units


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\Six\, a. [AS. six, seox, siex; akin to OFries. sex, D. zes, OS. & OHG. sehs, G. sechs, Icel., Sw., & Dan. sex, Goth. sa['i]hs, Lith. szeszi, Russ. sheste, Gael. & Ir. se, W. chwech, L. sex, Gr. ??, Per. shesh, Skr. shash. [root]30
4. Cf. {Hexagon}, {Hexameter}, {Samite}, {Senary}, {Sextant}, {Sice}.] One more than five; twice three; as, six yards. {Six Nations} (Ethnol.), a confederation of North American Indians formed by the union of the Tuscaroras and the Five Nations. {Six points circle}. (Geom.) See {Nine points circle}, under {Nine}.
\Six\, n.
1. The number greater by a unit than five; the sum of three and three; six units or objects.
2. A symbol representing six units, as 6, vi., or VI. {To be at six and seven} or {at sixes and sevens}, to be in disorder. --Bacon. Shak. Swift.

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