Six (?), a. [AS. six, seox, siex; akin to OFries. sex, D. zes, OS. & OHG. sehs, G. sechs, Icel., Sw., & Dan. sex, Goth. sa�xa1;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, 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.


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Six, n.


The number greater by a unit than five; the sum of three and three; six units or objects.


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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