Hypertext Webster Gateway: "six"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Six \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]304.
Cf. {Hexagon}, {Hexameter}, {Samite}, {Senary}, {Sextant},
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

{Six points circle}. (Geom.) See {Nine points circle}, under

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Six \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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units [syn: {6},
{vi}, {half dozen}, {half a dozen}]
n : the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one [syn: {6},
{VI}, {sixer}, {sise}, {Captain Hicks}, {half a dozen},
{sextet}, {sestet}, {sextuplet}, {hexad}]

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