American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The cardinal number equal to 8 + 1.
- n. The ninth in a set or sequence.
- n. Something having nine parts, units, or members.
- n. Games A playing card marked with nine pips.
- n. A set of nine persons or things, especially:
- n. Baseball The nine players on a side, or the whole team.
- n. Greek Mythology The nine Muses.
- n. A size, as in clothing or shoes, designated as nine.
- n. 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- One more than eight, or one less than ten; thrice three: a cardinal numeral.
- n. The number consisting of the sum of one and eight; the number less by unity than ten; three times three.
- n. A symbol representing nine units, as 9, or IX, or ix.
- n. The body of players, nine in number, composing one side in a game of base-ball.
- n. A playing-card with nine spots or pips on it.
- n. cardinal A numerical value equal to 9; the number occurring after eight and before ten.
- n. Describing a set or group with nine components.
- n. The digit or figure 9.
- n. card games A playing card with nine pips.
- n. weaponry A nine-millimeter semi-automatic pistol.
- n. computing, engineering, usually in plural A statistical unit of proportion (of reliability, purity, etc.).
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Eight and one more; one less than ten.
- n. The number greater than eight by a unit; nine units or objects.
- n. A symbol representing nine units, as 9 or ix.
- n. A group of nine people.
- n. one of four playing cards in a deck with nine pips on the face
- n. the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one
- n. a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together
- adj. denoting a quantity consisting of one more than eight and one less than ten
- From Middle English nine, from Old English niġon, from Proto-Germanic *newun, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English nigon; see newn̥ in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But 'tain't too late to mend, an' if a stitch in time _does_ save nine, it's better to take the _nine_ stitches than to wait till they are ninety times nine.”
“Well, maybe 'twere only nine year; 'twere _nine_ or _ten_ year ago,”
“Devil, who here assumes Hel's place, orders the watch to go back and lock up _all the nine locks on the gates of Hell_ -- a lock for each of the goddesses _nine_ worlds -- and to put a padlock on besides.”
“The rise of _tide_ in the entrance of Keppel Bay seems to vary at the neaps and springs, from nine to fourteen feet, and high water to take place _nine hours and a half_ after the moon's passage over and under the meridian; but the morning's tide fell two or three feet short of that at night.”
“And on Tuesday night they, too, were eliminated, leaving the way clear for the teams from the continent that has claimed the title nine times in 18 editions of the World Cup.”
“It was in a paper written by his healthcare advisor and father of the public option but Obama never touted it and most people had never heard of the term nine months ago.”
“December's Davis Cup final will pit a visiting French team that has won the title nine times against one that had not won a world group tie until March of this year.”
“Ancelotti said: I lost a title nine points up with eight games to go.”
“Klitschko has had few problems defending his title nine times since winning it in 2004 against Corrie Sanders, and has said he is in top shape despite his age.”
“Even if you could pay them (because you are one of the few athletic departments that has major programs that make money) the cost of losing a number of minor sports and, perhaps violating title nine, is too scary for any AD or Administration to contemplate.”
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