What does nine mean?

Definitions for ninenaɪn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nine.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nine, 9, IX, niner, Nina from Carolina, ennead(noun)

    the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one

  2. 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"

  3. nine-spot, nine(adj)

    one of four playing cards in a deck with nine pips on the face

  4. nine, 9, ix(adj)

    denoting a quantity consisting of one more than eight and one less than ten


  1. Nine(n.)

    A group of nine people; as, the New York nine (a baseball team).


  1. nine(Noun)

    The digit or figure 9.

  2. nine(Noun)

    A playing card with nine pips.

  3. nine(Noun)

    A nine-millimeter semi-automatic pistol.

  4. nine(Noun)

    A statistical unit of proportion (of reliability, purity, etc.).

    They guaranteed that our Web site would have 99.99% uptime, or four nines.

  5. Origin: From nine, from nigon, from newun, from h₁néwn̥.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nine(adj)

    eight and one more; one less than ten; as, nine miles

  2. Nine(noun)

    the number greater than eight by a unit; nine units or objects

  3. Nine(noun)

    a symbol representing nine units, as 9 or ix

  4. 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.]


  1. Nine

    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

  1. Nine

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nine' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1257

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nine' in Written Corpus Frequency: #205


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nine in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jordan Spieth:

    A crazy back nine.

  2. Alexander Siddig:

    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

  3. Mohammad Sajjat Khandakar:

    Nine are in critical condition.

  4. Martina Navratilova:

    I wasn't tired, I was on cloud nine.

  5. Brooks Koepka:

    I really got it going on the back nine.

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