Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A group or set of nine.

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  • n. The number nine.
  • n. Any system or grouping containing nine objects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The number nine or a group of nine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The number nine; a system of nine objects; especially, in mathematics, a system of nine points common to different plane cubic curves, or a system of nine lines common to cubic curves.
  • n. One of the divisions of Porphyry's collection of the doctrines of Plotinus: so named from the fact that each of the six divisions contains nine books.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Greek enneas, ennead-, from ennea, nine; see newn̥ in Indo-European roots.

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From Greek enneas which means from nine.

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  • At softball we played plenty bad

    So heed my sad jeremiad:

    Though students of lit

    May prosper at wit

    They're bad at forming an ennead.

    May 1, 2017