Meaning of “sixty” in the English Dictionary

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"sixty" in British English

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uk /ˈsɪk.sti/ us /ˈsɪk.sti/

A2 the number 60:

fifty-nine, sixty, sixty-one
She plans to retire at sixty (= when she is 60 years old).

More examples

  • forty, fifty, sixty
  • There are sixty seconds in a minute.
  • He must be about sixty, whereas his wife looks about thirty.
  • Sal reckons over sixty people were there but I think that's a slight exaggeration.
  • He looks great and yet he must be pushing sixty by now.

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

"sixty" in American English

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us /ˈsɪks·ti/


My uncle is sixty.
a sixty-foot boat

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