noun Date: 14th century 1. a former British monetary unit equal to six pennies 2. plural sixpence or sixpences a coin worth sixpence

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  • Sixpence — Six pence, n.; pl. {Sixpences}. An English silver coin of the value of six pennies; half a shilling, or about twelve cents. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sixpence — (spr. Sikspens), englische Silbermünze mit dem Gepräge des Shelling (s.d.), von welchem sie die Hälfte ausmacht; also nach mittlerem Curs 5 Sgr. werth, s.u. Großbritannien S. 686 …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sixpence — (spr. penß), engl. Silbermünze zu 1/2 Shilling …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sixpence — Sixpence, englische Münze = 1/2 Schilling …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • sixpence — late 14c., “sum of six pennies,” from SIX (Cf. six) + PENCE (Cf. pence). As a specific British coin, from 1590s …   Etymology dictionary

  • sixpence — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a small coin worth six old pence (21 / 2 p), withdrawn in 1980 …   English terms dictionary

  • sixpence — [sikspəns] n. 1. Brit. the sum of six (old) pennies 2. a former British coin equal to this sum …   English World dictionary

  • Sixpence — 6 Pence 1951 King George VI Der Sixpence ist ein Münznominal des Vereinigten Königreichs von Großbritannien. Es handelt sich dabei um englische Halb Schillinge, die erstmals unter Eduard IV. 1551 geprägt wurden (bis 1946 in Silber, von 1947 bis… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sixpence — UK [ˈsɪkspəns] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms sixpence : singular sixpence plural sixpences a unit of money worth six old pennies, used in the UK until 1971, or the small silver coin with this value …   English dictionary

  • sixpence — /ˈsɪkspəns/ (say sikspuhns) noun 1. six pennies. 2. (in Australia before the introduction of decimal currency in 1966) a silver coin of this value. 3. (formerly) a similar coin of Britain. 4. Colloquial a five cent coin. –phrase 5. turn on a… …   Australian English dictionary

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