From Middle English six, from Old English syx, siex, from Proto-Germanic *sehs, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs. Compare West Frisian seis, Dutch zes, Low German söss, sess, German sechs, Norwegian and Danish seks, also Latin sex, Sanskrit षष् (ṣaṣ).
- A numerical value equal to 6; the number following five and preceding seven. This many dots: (••••••).
- Describing a group or set with six elements.
six (plural sixes)
- The digit or figure 6.
- (military slang, by ellipsis of six o'clock) Rear, behind (rear side of something).
- (cricket, countable) An event whereby a batsman hits a ball which does not bounce before passing over a boundary in the air, resulting in an award of 6 runs for the batting team.
- (American football) A touchdown.
- (obsolete) Small beer sold at six shillings per barrel.