denier


1de·ni·er

noun \di-ˈnī(-ə)r, dē-\

Definition of DENIER

:  one who denies <deniers of the truth>

First Known Use of DENIER

15th century

2de·nier

noun

Definition of DENIER

1
\də-ˈnir, də-ˈnyā\ :  a small originally silver coin formerly used in western Europe
2
\ˈde-nyər\ :  a unit of fineness for yarn equal to the fineness of a yarn weighing one gram for each 9000 meters <100-denier yarn is finer than 150-denier yarn>

Origin of DENIER

Middle English denere, from Anglo-French dener, denier, from Latin denarius, coin worth ten asses, from denarius containing ten, from deni ten each, from decem ten — more at ten
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Weights and Measures Terms

avoirdupois weight, calorie, kip, pace, twain

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