from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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. A playing card with nine pips.
- n. A nine-millimeter semi-automatic pistol.
- n. A statistical unit of proportion (of reliability, purity, etc.).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Middle English, from Old English nigon; see newn̥ in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English nine, from Old English niġon, from Proto-Germanic *newun, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥. (Wiktionary)