sixteen Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “sixteen” in the English Dictionary

"sixteen" in British English

See all translations

sixteennumber

uk   us   /ˌsɪkˈstiːn/
A1 the ​number 16: We have got sixteen (​people) coming for ​lunch. He ​dropped out of ​school at sixteen (= when he was 16 ​yearsold).

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of sixteen from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sixteen" in American English

See all translations

sixteennumber

 us   /sɪksˈtin/
16: Jamie just ​turned sixteen. a sixteen-piece ​picnic set
(Definition of sixteen from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sixteen”
in Korean 열어섯, 16…
in Arabic سِتّة عَشَر…
in Malaysian enam belas, umur enam belas…
in French seize, seize ans…
in Russian шестнадцать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 數字16…
in Italian sedici…
in Turkish onaltı rakamı…
in Polish szesnaście…
in Spanish dieciséis, dieciséis años…
in Vietnamese số mười sáu, mười sáu tuổi…
in Portuguese dezesseis…
in Thai จำนวนสิบหก, อายุสิบหกปี…
in German die Sechzehn…
in Catalan setze…
in Japanese 16, 16の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 数字16…
in Indonesian enam belas, umur…
What is the pronunciation of sixteen?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

hipster

someone who is very influenced by the most recent ideas and fashions

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More