Definition of six number from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//sɪks//
; NAmE NAmE//sɪks//
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  • 6 There are examples of how to use numbers at the entry for five.
  • Word OriginOld English siex, six, syx, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zes and German sechs, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin sex and Greek hex.Idioms (informal) in confusion; not well organized I haven't had time to clear up, so I'm all at sixes and sevens. (informal) to be dead and in a grave
    hit/knock somebody for six
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    (British English) to affect somebody very deeply The business over the lawsuit had really knocked her for six.
    it’s six of one and half a dozen of the other
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    (saying) used to say that there is not much real difference between two possible choices
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: six