from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that denies: a denier of harsh realities.
- n. 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.
- n. A small coin of varying composition and value current in western Europe from the eighth century until the French Revolution.
- n. Archaic A small, trifling sum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An old French coin worth one-twelfth of a sou.
- n. A unit of weight which indicates the fineness of fiber or yarn, equal to one gram per 9000 meters, used especially to measure or indicate the fineness of hosiery.
- n. Person who denies something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who denies.
- n. A small copper coin of insignificant value.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who denies or contradicts.
- n. One who refuses or rejects.
- n. One who disowns; one who refuses to own, avow, or acknowledge.
- n. A silver coin (also called the norus denarius) introduced by the Carolingian dynasty into France, and soon issued, with varying types and legends, by other countries.
- n. A unit of weight in the French system, in use before 1812, equal to 19⅔ troy grains.
- n. A unit of weight for silk yarns, equal to about 8⅕ troy grains.
- To obtain the fineness or size of (a silk thread) in deniers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various former European coins of different denominations
- n. one who denies
- n. a unit of measurement for the fineness of silk or nylon or rayon
Middle English denere, a coin, from Old French dener, from Latin dēnārius; see denarius.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French denier, from Latin denarius. (Wiktionary)
to deny + -er. (Wiktionary)