nine, 9, IX, niner, Nina from Carolina, ennead(noun)
the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one
baseball club, ball club, club, nine(noun)
a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together
"each club played six home games with teams in its own division"
one of four playing cards in a deck with nine pips on the face
nine, 9, ix(adj)
denoting a quantity consisting of one more than eight and one less than ten
A group of nine people; as, the New York nine (a baseball team).
The digit or figure 9.
A playing card with nine pips.
A nine-millimeter semi-automatic pistol.
A statistical unit of proportion (of reliability, purity, etc.).
They guaranteed that our Web site would have 99.99% uptime, or four nines.
Origin: From nine, from nigon, from newun, from h₁néwn̥.
eight and one more; one less than ten; as, nine miles
the number greater than eight by a unit; nine units or objects
a symbol representing nine units, as 9 or ix
Origin: [OE. nine, nihen, AS. nigon, nigan; akin to D. & LG. negen, OS. & OFries. nigun, OHG. niun, G. neun, Icel. nu, sw. nio, Dan. ni, Goth. niun, Ir. & Gael. naoi, W. naw, L. novem, Gr. 'enne`a, Skr. navan; of unknown origin. 307. Cf. Novembeer.]
Nine is a musical with a book by Arthur Kopit, music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. The story is based on Federico Fellini's semi-autobiographical film 8½. It focuses on film director Guido Contini, who is dreading his imminent 40th birthday and facing a midlife crisis, which is blocking his creative impulses and entangling him in a web of romantic difficulties in early-1960s Venice. The original Broadway production opened in 1982 and ran for 729 performances, starring Raul Julia. The musical won five Tony Awards, including best musical, and has enjoyed a number of revivals.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nīn, adj. and n. eight and one.—n. Nine′-eyes, a popular name for the young lampreys found in rivers.—adj. Nine′fold, nine times folded or repeated.—ns. Nine′holes, a game in which a ball is to be bowled into nine holes in the ground or a board; Nine′pins, a game at bowls, a form of skittles, so called from nine pins being set up to be knocked down by a ball.—adj. Nine′-score, nine times twenty.—n. the number of nine times twenty.—adj. and n. Nine′teen, nine and ten.—adj. Nine′teenth, the ninth after the tenth: being one of nineteen equal parts.—n. a nineteenth part.—adj. Nine′tieth, the last of ninety: next after the eighty-ninth.—n. a ninetieth part.—adj. and n. Nine′ty, nine tens.—adj. Ninth, the last of nine: next after the eighth.—n. one of nine equal parts.—adv. Ninth′ly, in the ninth place.—Nine days' wonder (see Wonder); Nine men's morris (see Morris); Nine worthies, Hector, Alexander the Great, Julius Cæsar, Joshua, David, Judas Maccabæus, Arthur, Charlemagne, Godfrey of Bouillon; The nine, the nine muses (see Muse); To the nines, to perfection, fully, elaborately. [A.S. nigon; Dut. negen, L. novem, Gr. ennea, Sans. navan.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'nine' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1257
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Rank popularity for the word 'nine' in Written Corpus Frequency: #205
The numerical value of nine in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of nine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.
I've been concerned about her health for nine years, i mean, she's been this way for nine years.
Nine-tenths of our sickness can be prevented by right thinking plus right hygiene -- nine-tenths of it!
Nobody could ever get me my nine years back, what was taken in those nine years, you can't get that back.
Life is a God-damned, stinking, treacherous game and nine hundred and ninety-nine men out of a thousand are bastards.
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