noun Etymology: Middle English, from nyne, adjective, from Old English nigon; akin to Old High German niun nine, Latin novem, Greek ennea Date: before 12th century 1. — see number table 2. the ninth in a set or series <
wears a nine
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 adjectivenine pronoun, plural in construction

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  • nine — [naın] number [: Old English; Origin: nigon] 1.) the number 9 ▪ He s only been in this job for nine months. ▪ We open at nine (=nine o clock) . ▪ Kay was taught by her mother till she was nine (=nine years old) . 2.) nine times out of ten almost… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Nine — (engl. neun) bezeichnet einen US amerikanischen Rapper, siehe Nine (Rapper) einen US amerikanischen Spielfilm, siehe Nine (Film) eine schwedische Death ’n’ Roll Band, siehe Nine (Band) ein Broadway Musical, siehe Nine (Musical) Nine ist der Name… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nine — Nine, n. 1. The number greater than eight by a unit; nine units or objects. [1913 Webster] 2. A symbol representing nine units, as 9 or ix. [1913 Webster] 3. A group of nine people; as, the New York nine (a baseball team). [PJC] {The Nine}, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nine — [nīn] adj. [ME nyen < OE nigon, akin to Ger neun < IE * enewen (> Gr ennea, L novem, nine), prob. extension of base * newo , NEW, indicating a new division of the numeral system commencing with 9] totaling one more than eight n. 1. the… …   English World dictionary

  • nine — ine (n[imac]n), a. [OE. nine, nihen, AS. nigon, nigan; akin to D. & LG. negen, OS. & OFries. nigun, OHG. niun, G. neun, Icel. n[=i]u, sw. nio, Dan. ni, Goth. niun, Ir. & Gael. naoi, W. naw, L. novem, Gr. enne a, Skr. navan; of unknown origin.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nine — (n.) O.E. nigen, from P.Gmc. *niwun (Cf. O.S. nigun, O.Fris. niugun, O.N. niu, Swed. nio, M.Du. neghen, Du. negen, O.H.G. niun, Ger. neun, Goth. niun nine ), from PIE newn nine (Cf. Skt …   Etymology dictionary

  • Nine — puede referirse a: Nine (película de 2009), dirigida por Rob Marshall; 9 (película), dirigida por Shane Acker; El dibujante argentino Carlos Nine; Nine Network, cadena de televisión australiana. Véase también 9 (desambiguación) …   Wikipedia Español

  • nine — [ naın ] number the number 9 nine times out of ten nearly always: Nine times out of ten, these crimes are committed by someone who knows the victim personally. => CLOUD1, DRESS1 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nine — ► CARDINAL NUMBER 1) one less than ten; 9. (Roman numeral: ix or IX.) 2) (the Nine) Greek Mythology the nine Muses. ● dressed (up) to the nines Cf. ↑dressed up to the nines …   English terms dictionary

  • nine — ac·o·nine; ac·ti·nine; ad·e·nine; al·a·nine; al·sto·nine; an·to·nine; ap·en·nine; ap·o·cy·a·nine; ar·gi·nine; as·i·nine; bul·bo·cap·nine; car·bo·cy·a·nine; chel·i·do·nine; chlo·rog·e·nine; chry·soph·e·nine; cic·o·nine; cin·cho·nine; con·qui·nine; …   English syllables

  • nine — n. & adj. n. 1 one more than eight, or one less than ten; the sum of five units and four units. 2 a symbol for this (9, ix, IX). 3 a size etc. denoted by nine. 4 a set or team of nine individuals. 5 the time of nine o clock (is it nine yet?). 6 a …   Useful english dictionary

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