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de·ni·er 1

One that denies: a denier of harsh realities.

den·ier 2

1. (also dĕn′yər) A unit of fineness for rayon, nylon, and silk fibers, based on a standard mass per length of 1 gram per 9,000 meters of yarn.
2. (also də-nîr′) A small coin of varying composition and value current in western Europe from the eighth century until the French Revolution.

[Middle English denere, a coin, from Old French dener, from Latin dēnārius; see denarius.]


1. (Units) a unit of weight used to measure the fineness of silk and man-made fibres, esp when woven into women's tights, etc. It is equal to 1 gram per 9000 metres
2. (Textiles) a unit of weight used to measure the fineness of silk and man-made fibres, esp when woven into women's tights, etc. It is equal to 1 gram per 9000 metres
3. (Currencies) any of several former European coins of various denominations
4. (Historical Terms) any of several former European coins of various denominations
[C15: from Old French: coin, from Latin dēnārius denarius]


a person who denies


(dɪˈnaɪ ər)

a person who denies.


(dəˈnɪər, dənˈyeɪ or, esp. for 1, ˈdɛn yər)

1. a unit of weight indicating the fineness of fiber filaments and yarns, and equal to a yarn weighing one gram per each 9000 meters: used esp. for women's hosiery.
2. a small French coin, orig. of silver but later of copper, formerly issued in W Europe.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Old French < Latin dēnārius denarius]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.denier - a unit of measurement for the fineness of silk or nylon or rayon; "with an evening dress one wears 10 denier stockings"
unit, unit of measurement - any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"
2.denier - any of various former European coins of different denominations
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
3.denier - one who denies
controversialist, disputant, eristic - a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy


[ˈdenɪəʳ] N
1. (= weight) → denier m
25 denier stockingsmedias fpl de 25 denier
2. (= coin) → denario m


[ˈdɛniər] ndenier m
15 denier stockings → bas de 15 deniers


n (of stockings)Denier nt


[ˈdɛnɪəʳ] ndenaro (di filati, calze)
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The blood mounted to the temples of Debray, who held a million in his pocket-book, and unimaginative as he was he could not help reflecting that the same house had contained two women, one of whom, justly dishonored, had left it poor with 1,500,000 francs under her cloak, while the other, unjustly stricken, but sublime in her misfortune, was yet rich with a few deniers.
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Why, it is indeed a true royal jewel, which is worth a thousand pistoles if it is worth a denier.
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