Definition of Sixpence

1. Noun. A small coin of the United Kingdom worth six pennies; not minted since 1970.

Exact synonyms: Tanner
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
Generic synonyms: Coin



Definition of Sixpence

1. n. An English silver coin of the value of six pennies; half a shilling, or about twelve cents.

Definition of Sixpence

1. Noun. A former coin worth six old pence; a tanner. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete British) The value of six old pence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sixpence

1. a British coin worth six pennies [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sixpence

sixe
sixer
sixers
sixes
sixes and nines
sixfold
sixfoldness
sixgill
sixgills
sixies
sixish
sixling
sixmos
sixness
sixpence (current term)
sixpences
sixpenny
sixpenny nail
sixscore
sixscores
sixshooter
sixshooters
sixsome
sixsomes
sixte
sixteen
sixteen-penny nail
sixteen hundred
sixteen penny nail

Literary usage of Sixpence

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1. Nature by Nature Publishing Group, Norman Lockyer (1883)
"Price Four Shillings ami sixpence. (Ready.) DR. CLAUDIUS. A True Story. ... Price Four Shillings and sixpence. DEMOCRACY. An American Novel. Crown 8vo. ..."

2. The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and humor of by Lionel Strachey (1906)
"... Love sixpence I LOVE sixpence, pretty little sixpence, I love sixpence better than my life; I spent a penny of it, I spent another ..."

3. The Parliamentary Debatesby Great Britain Parliament by Great Britain Parliament (1902)
"In the copy I have the word " sixpence " stands in Clause 59, page 46, ... Question proposed, " That the word 'sixpence' stand part of the Bill/' SIR ..."

4. Letters from the English Kings and Queens, Charles II, James II, William and by Royal Ralph Hinman, England and Wales Sovereign, Connecticut Governor (1836)
"From Middletown to Hartford, the horse hyer two shillings, the man and expences fower and sixpence, all, is six shillings sixpence. ..."

5. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1887)
"What is being done about that musing sixpence ? A week since last reply. ... He must pay the sixpence. Let him be told this. (Initiait at before. ..."

6. Hunger by Knut Hamsun (1920)
"... saved to the extent of sixpence — a white sixpence of Kongsberg silver. The bank closed at six; I could watch for my man outside the Opland Cafe between ..."

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