Definition of Sixteen

1. Noun. The cardinal number that is the sum of fifteen and one.

Exact synonyms: 16, Xvi
Generic synonyms: Large Integer



2. Adjective. Being one more than fifteen.
Exact synonyms: 16, Xvi
Similar to: Cardinal

Definition of Sixteen

1. a. Six and ten; consisting of six and ten; fifteen and one more.

2. n. The number greater by a unit than fifteen; the sum of ten and six; sixteen units or objects.

Definition of Sixteen

1. Cardinal numeral. The cardinal number occurring after fifteen and before seventeen, represented in Arabic numerals as 16 and in Roman numerals as XVI. ¹

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Definition of Sixteen

1. a number [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sixteen

sixling
sixmos
sixness
sixpence
sixpences
sixpenny
sixpenny nail
sixscore
sixscores
sixshooter
sixshooters
sixsome
sixsomes
sixte
sixteen (current term)
sixteen-penny nail
sixteen hundred
sixteen penny nail
sixteenfold
sixteenish
sixteenmos
sixteenpence
sixteenpenny
sixteenpenny nail
sixteens
sixteenth
sixteenth note
sixteenth notes

Literary usage of Sixteen

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"By the amendment of the poor laws in 1834 all relief given to or on account of the wife, or children under sixteen, not being blind or deaf and dumb, ..."

2. Readings in Vocational Guidance by Meyer Bloomfield (1915)
"The union rules prohibit boys from entering the skilled trades until they are sixteen. Both boys and girls are considered too careless and immature for ..."

3. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1900)
"Scurvy, not Rheumatism: Report of sixteen Cases ol Infantile Scurvy. BY JP CROZER GRIFFITH, MI). [Read December 26, 1900.] Of all the diseases of infancy, ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"... of sixteen ... His little with Laud, who wrote r 'Do you not think h would : to carry sixteen ..."

5. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1905)
"A revolutionary government had been secretly formed, \ called " the sixteen," as representing the sixteen Sections of Paris. The leaders at first were ..."

6. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1905)
"A revolutionary government had been secretly formed, called " the sixteen," as representing the sixteen Sections of Paris. The leaders at first were mostly ..."

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