Meaning of “sixth” in the English Dictionary

"sixth" in British English

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sixthordinal number

uk /sɪksθ/ us /sɪksθ/

A2 6th written as a word:

I have to return my library books on the sixth (of July).
Jim was/came sixth in the 100 metres.

More examples

  • This is my sixth class.
  • It's the sixth jacket I've bought this season.
  • She came sixth in the race.
  • He was the sixth person to arrive at the meeting.
  • It was United's sixth consecutive win this season.

sixthnoun [ C ]

uk /sɪksθ/ us /sɪksθ/

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

"sixth" in American English

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sixthadjective, adverb, noun [ C ]

us /sɪksθ/

(in the position of) the number 6 in a series; 6th:

This skater is ranked sixth in the world.
[ C ] We leave on the sixth of June.

A sixth is one of six equal parts of something.

(Definition of “sixth” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)