nine

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noun \ˈnīn\

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 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.

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


First Known Use: before 12th century



NINE Defined for English Language Learners

nine

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noun \ˈnīn\

Definition of nine for English Language Learners

  • : the number 9

  • : the ninth in a set or series

  • : nine o'clock


NINE Defined for Kids

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nine

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adjective \ˈnīn\

Definition of nine for Students

  1. :  being one more than eight


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nine

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noun

Definition of nine for Students

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

  2. 2 :  the ninth in a set or series


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