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nine

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noun \ˈnīn\

Simple Definition of nine

  • : the number 9

  • : the ninth in a set or series

  • : nine o'clock

Full Definition of nine

  1. 1 — see number table

  2. 2 :  the ninth in a set or series <wears a nine>

  3. 3 :  something having nine units or members: as a capitalized :  the nine Muses b :  a baseball team c :  the first or last nine holes of an 18-hole golf course

nine adjective
nine pronoun, plural in construction
to the nines
  1. 1 :  to perfection

  2. 2 :  in a highly elaborate or showy manner <dressed to the nines>

Examples of nine

  1. The next card was the nine of diamonds.

  2. She wears a size nine.

  3. What time is it? It's nine.

  4. He woke up at nine this morning.



Origin of nine

Middle English, from nyne, adjective, from Old English nigon; akin to Old High German niun nine, Latin novem, Greek ennea


First Known Use: before 12th century



NINE Defined for Kids

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nine

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adjective \ˈnīn\

Definition of nine

  1. :  being one more than eight




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nine

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noun

Definition of nine

  1. 1 :  one more than eight :  three times three :  9

  2. 2 :  the ninth in a set or series




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