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nine

 (nīn)
n.
1. The cardinal number equal to 8 + 1.
2. The ninth in a set or sequence.
3. Something having nine parts, units, or members.
4. Games A playing card marked with nine pips.
5. A set of nine persons or things, especially:
a. Baseball The nine players on a side, or the whole team.
b. Nine Greek Mythology The nine Muses.
6. A size, as in clothing or shoes, designated as nine.
7. Sports The first or second 9 holes of an 18-hole golf course.
Idiom:
to the nines Informal
To the highest degree: dressed to the nines.

[Middle English, from Old English nigon; see newn̥ in Indo-European roots.]

nine adj. & pron.

nine

(naɪn)
n
1. (Mathematics) the cardinal number that is the sum of one and eight. See also number1
2. (Mathematics) a numeral, 9, IX, etc, representing this number
3. something representing, represented by, or consisting of nine units, such as a playing card with nine symbols on it
4. Also: nine o'clock nine hours after noon or midnight: the play starts at nine.
5. dressed to the nines dressed up to the nines informal elaborately dressed
6. 999 (in Britain) the telephone number of the emergency services
7. (Commerce) nine to five normal office hours: he works nine to five; a nine-to-five job.
determiner
a. amounting to nine: nine days.
b. (as pronoun): nine of the ten are ready.
[Old English nigon; related to Gothic niun, Latin novem]

nine

(naɪn)

n.
1. a cardinal number, eight plus one.
2. a symbol for this number, as 9 or IX.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
4. a baseball team.
5. the Nine, the Muses.
adj.
6. amounting to nine in number.
Idioms:
dressed to the nines, dressed splendidly, esp. in formal clothing.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English nigan, c. Old Frisian, Dutch negen; akin to Old High German niun (German neun), Old Norse nīu, Latin novem, Greek ennéa, Skt náva]

Nine

 a set of nine persons, players, etc.; a baseball team, 1866; the nine muses, 1600.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nine - the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and onenine - the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
2.nine - a team of professional baseball players who play and travel togethernine - a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together; "each club played six home games with teams in its own division"
baseball team - a team that plays baseball
baseball league - a league of baseball teams
3.nine - one of four playing cards in a deck with nine pips on the face
spot - a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; "an eight-spot"
Adj.1.nine - denoting a quantity consisting of one more than eight and one less than tennine - denoting a quantity consisting of one more than eight and one less than ten
9, ix
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"

nine

determiner
Related words
combining form nona-
Translations
التاسِعالرَّقم 9تسعةتِسْعَةسِن التاسِعَه
nounovena
devětdevět letdevítiletýdevítka
ninier
naŭ
üheksa
yhdeksän
devet
kilenckilences
sembilan
níuníu ára
9
novem
devynidevyneridevyneriosdevyneriųdevynerių metų
deviņgadīgsdeviņideviņu gadu vecumsdevītnieks
dziewięćdziewiątka
nouă
deväťdeväť rokov
devet
девет
nio
เก้า
dokuzdokuz yaşıdokuz yaşında
chín

nine

[nain]
A. ADJnueve
nine-to-five jobtrabajo m de nueve a cinco
nine times out of tencasi siempre, en el noventa por ciento de los casos
a nine days' wonderuna maravilla de un día
B. Nnueve m
to be dressed up to the nines (Brit) → ir de punta en blanco
to get dressed up to the ninesponerse de punta en blanco
see five for usage

nine

[ˈnaɪn] numneuf
She's nine → Elle a neuf ans.
nine times out of ten → neuf fois sur dix
to be dressed up to the nines → être tiré(e) à quatre épingles
see also six

nine

adjneun; nine times out of tenin neun Zehntel der Fälle, so gut wie immer; to have nine livesein zähes Leben haben; a nine days’ wondereine Eintagsfliege (inf)
nNeun f; dressed (up) to the ninesin Schale (inf) ? also six

nine

[naɪn] adj & nnove (m) inv
nine times out of ten (fig) → nove volte su dieci
they were dressed up to the nines → si erano messi in pompa magna
for usage see five

nine

(nain) noun
1. the number or figure 9.
2. the age of 9.
adjective
1. 9 in number.
2. aged 9.
nine-
having nine (of something). a nine-page booklet.
ninth noun
1. one of nine equal parts.
2. (also adjective) the last of nine (people, things etc); the next after the eighth.
ˈnine-year-old noun
a person or animal that is nine years old.
adjective
(of a person, animal or thing) that is nine years old.

nine

تِسْعَة devět ni neun εννέα nueve yhdeksän neuf devet nove 9 negen ni dziewięć nove девять nio เก้า dokuz chín
References in classic literature ?
At nine they stopped work, and sang, as usual, before they went to bed.
Alice worked in the dry goods store from eight in the morning until six at night and on three evenings a week went back to the store to stay from seven until nine.
The name of a most respectable business house was involved, and a sum of no less than nine hundred dollars.
Whether this answer affected their courage, or not, I cannot tell; but, contrary to our expectations, they formed a scheme to deceive us, declaring it was their orders, from Governor Hamilton, to take us captives, and not to destroy us; but if nine of us would come out, and treat with them, they would immediatly withdraw their forces from our walls, and return home peaceably.
Then, there was a pale, care-wrinkled woman, not old but haggard, and already with streaks of gray among her hair, like silver ribbons; one of those women, naturally delicate, whom you at once recognize as worn to death by a brute--probably a drunken brute--of a husband, and at least nine children.
Dost thou remember me, Hester, as I was nine years agone?
It was now about nine o'clock, and the room seeming almost supernaturally quiet after these orgies, I began to congratulate myself upon a little plan that had occurred to me just previous to the entrance of the seamen.
The sperm whale, as with all other species of the Leviathan, but unlike most other fish, breeds indifferently at all seasons; after a gestation which may probably be set down at nine months, producing but one at a time; though in some few known instances giving birth to an Esau and Jacob: -- a contingency provided for in suckling by two teats, curiously situated, one on each side of the anus; but the breasts themselves extend upwards from that.
He did not come at six nor seven, nor eight, and it was nearly nine o'clock before he called for me, and then it was with a loud, rough voice.
They had learned that they would have to pay a rent of nine dollars a month for a flat, and there was no way of doing better, unless the family of twelve was to exist in one or two rooms, as at present.
Clare; and, with the word, he pulled along a little negro girl, about eight or nine years of age.
He told how he had begun life an orphan lad without money and without friends able to help him; how he had lived as the slaves of the meanest master lived; how his day's work was from sixteen to eighteen hours long, and yielded him only enough black bread to keep him in a half-fed condition; how his faithful endeavors finally attracted the attention of a good blacksmith, who came near knocking him dead with kindness by suddenly offering, when he was totally unprepared, to take him as his bound apprentice for nine years and give him board and clothes and teach him the trade -- or "mystery" as Dowley called it.