Sixteen
Sixteen Six"teen`, a. [AS. sixt?ne, sixt?ne. See {Six}, and {Ten}, and cf. {Sixty}.] Six and ten; consisting of six and ten; fifteen and one more. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sixteen — Six teen , n. 1. The number greater by a unit than fifteen; the sum of ten and six; sixteen units or objects. [1913 Webster] 2. A symbol representing sixteen units, as 16, or xvi. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sixteen — O.E. sixtyne, from siex (see SIX (Cf. six)) + TEEN (Cf. teen) (q.v.). Cf. O.Fris. sextine, M.Du. sestien, O.N. sextan. The age of the gods is always sixteen. Sixteen represents the number of perfection, of plenitude. In man it is after the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sixteen — ► CARDINAL NUMBER ▪ one more than fifteen; 16. (Roman numeral: xvi or XVI.) DERIVATIVES sixteenth ordinal number …   English terms dictionary

  • sixteen — [siks′tēn′] adj. [ME sixtene < OE syxtene: see SIX & TEEN] totaling six more than ten n. the cardinal number between fifteen and seventeen; 16; XVI …   English World dictionary

  • sixteen — /sɪksˈtin / (say siks teen) noun 1. a cardinal number, ten plus six. 2. a symbol for this number, as 16 or XVI. –adjective 3. amounting to sixteen in number. –pronoun 4. sixteen people or things. –phrase 5. sweet sixteen, sixteen years of age,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sixteen — six|teen [ˌsıkˈsti:n] number [: Old English; Origin: sixtiene, from six six + tien ten ] the number 16 ▪ sixteen years later ▪ He moved to London when he was sixteen (=sixteen years old) . >sixteenth adj pron ▪ her sixteenth birthday ▪ the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sixteen — [[t]sɪ̱ksti͟ːn[/t]] ♦ sixteens NUM Sixteen is the number 16. ...exams taken at the age of sixteen... He worked sixteen hours a day... The number of under sixteens in low paid jobs is increasing …   English dictionary

  • sixteen — noun Etymology: Middle English sixtene, from Old English sixtȳne, adjective, from six six + tȳne (akin to Old English tīen ten) more at ten Date: before 12th century see number table • sixteen adjective • sixteen pronoun, plural in construction …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sixteen — n. & adj. n. 1 one more than fifteen, or six more than ten. 2 a symbol for this (16, xvi, XVI). 3 a size etc. denoted by sixteen. adj. that amount to sixteen. Phrases and idioms: sixteenth note esp. US Mus. = SEMIQUAVER. Derivatives: sixteenth… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sixteen — See V sixteen …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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