noun \ˈnīn\

: the number 9

: the ninth in a set or series

: nine o'clock

Full Definition of NINE

— see number table
:  the ninth in a set or series <wears a nine>
:  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
:  to perfection
:  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


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