nonagenarian
noun Etymology: Latin nonagenarius containing ninety, from nonageni ninety each, from nonaginta ninety, from nona- (akin to novem nine) + -ginta (akin to viginti twenty) — more at nine, vigesimal Date: 1804 a person whose age is in the nineties • nonagenarian adjective

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  • Nonagenarian — Non a*ge*na ri*an, n. [L. nonagenarius containing, or consisting of, ninety, fr. nonageni ninety each; akin to novem nine.] A person ninety years old. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nonagenarian — (n.) 1776, coined in English with AN (Cf. an) + L. nonagenarius containing ninety (in Late Latin someone ninety years old ), from nonagen ninety each, related to nonaginta the number ninety, from nonus ninth (see NONES (Cf. nones)). As an… …   Etymology dictionary

  • nonagenarian — ► NOUN ▪ a person between 90 and 99 years old. ORIGIN Latin nonagenarius, from nonaginta ninety …   English terms dictionary

  • nonagenarian — [nän΄ə jə ner′ē ən, nō΄nəjə ner′ē ən] adj. [L nonagenarius < nonageni, ninety each < nonaginta, ninety < base of noven, NINE + ginta, TY2] 90 years old, or between the ages of 90 and 100 n. a person of this age …   English World dictionary

  • nonagenarian — UK [ˌnəʊnədʒəˈneərɪən] / US [ˌnɑnədʒəˈnerɪən] / US [ˌnoʊnədʒəˈnerɪən] noun [countable] Word forms nonagenarian : singular nonagenarian plural nonagenarians someone who is between 90 and 99 years old …   English dictionary

  • nonagenarian — /non euh jeuh nair ee euhn, noh neuh /, adj. 1. of the age of 90 years, or between 90 and 100 years old. n. 2. a nonagenarian person. [1795 1805; < L nonagenari(us) containing ninety, consisting of ninety (nonagen(i) ninety each + arius ARY) +… …   Universalium

  • nonagenarian — non•a•ge•nar•i•an [[t]ˌnɒn ə dʒəˈnɛər i ən, ˌnoʊ nə [/t]] adj. 1) of the age of 90 years, or between 90 and 100 years old 2) a nonagenarian person • Etymology: 1795–1805; < L nōnāgēnāri(us) containing ninety …   From formal English to slang

  • nonagenarian — /nɒnədʒəˈnɛəriən / (say nonuhjuh nairreeuhn), /noʊ / (say noh ) adjective 1. of the age of 90 years, or between 90 and 100 years old. –noun 2. a nonagenarian person. {Latin nōnāgēnārius containing ninety + an} …   Australian English dictionary

  • nonagenarian — Synonyms and related words: Father Time, L, Methuselah, Nestor, Old Paar, Sexagesima, boxcar, boxcars, centenarian, dotard, dozen, duodecimo, eighty, elder, eleven, fifteen, fifty, five and twenty, fortnight, forty, four and twenty, fourscore,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • nonagenarian — non|a|ge|nar|i|an [ˌnɔnədʒıˈneəriən, ˌnəun US ˌnounədʒıˈner , ˌna:n ] n [Date: 1800 1900; : Latin; Origin: nonagenarius containing ninety , from nonaginta ninety ] someone between 90 and 99 years old …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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