like sixty

like sixty

noun, plural six·ties.

  1. a cardinal number, ten times six.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 60 or LX.
  3. a set of this many persons or things.
  4. sixties, the numbers, years, degrees, or the like, from 60 through 69, as in referring to numbered streets, indicating the years of a lifetime or of a century, or noting degrees of temperature: Her grandfather is in his late sixties. The temperature is in the low sixties.


  1. amounting to 60 in number.


  1. like sixty, Informal. with great speed, ease, energy, or zest: Everyone was working like sixty to finish up before the holidays.

noun plural -ties

  1. the cardinal number that is the product of ten and sixSee also number (def. 1)
  2. a numeral, 60, LX, etc, representing sixty
  3. something represented by, representing, or consisting of 60 units


    1. amounting to sixtysixty soldiers
    2. (as pronoun)sixty are dead

Old English sixtig, from siex (see six) + -tig (see -ty (1)). Cf. Old Norse sextugr, sextögr, sextigir, Old Frisian sextich, Middle Dutch sestig, Dutch zestig, Old High German sehszug, German sechzig. Phrase sixty-four dollar question is 1942, from radio quiz show where that was the top prize.

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