nine

noun \ ˈnīn \

Definition of nine

1 :a number that is one more than eight — see Table of Numbers
2 :the ninth in a set or series
  • wears a nine
3 :something having nine units or members: such 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 :to perfection
2 :in a highly elaborate or showy manner
  • dressed to the nines

Examples of nine in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of nine

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



NINE Defined for English Language Learners

nine

noun

Definition of nine for English Language Learners

  • : the number 9

  • : the ninth in a set or series

  • : nine o'clock


NINE Defined for Kids

1

nine

adjective \ ˈnīn \

Definition of nine for Students

:being one more than eight

2

nine

noun

Definition of nine for Students

1 :one more than eight :three times three :9
2 :the ninth in a set or series


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