Definition of ninety-nine

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: being one more than 98 in number ninety-nine years — see Table of Numbers
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Definition of ninety-nine (Entry 2 of 3)

: ninety-nine countable persons or things not specified but under consideration and being enumerated ninety-nine are here ninety-nine were found


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Definition of ninety-nine (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : nine and 90 : three times 33 : nine times 11
2a : 99 units or objects a total of ninety-nine
b : a group or set of 99
3 : the numerable quantity symbolized by the arabic numerals 99 often used with and instead of a hyphen

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