NINE, a. Denoting the number composed of eight and one; as nine men; nine days. NINE, n. The number composed of eight and one; or the number less by a unit than ten; three times three.

adj 1: denoting a quantity consisting of one more than eight and one less than ten [syn: nine, 9, ix] n 1: the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one [syn: nine, 9, IX, niner, Nina from Carolina, ennead] 2: a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together; "each club played six home games with teams in its own division" [syn: baseball club, ball club, club, nine] 3: one of four playing cards in a deck with nine pips on the face [syn: nine-spot, nine]

nounEtymology: Middle English, from nyne, adjective, from Old English nigon; akin to Old High German niun nine, Latin novem, Greek enneaDate: before 12th century 1. — see number table 2. the ninth in a set or series <wears a nine> 3. something having nine units or members: as a.capitalized the nine Muses b. a baseball team c. the first or last nine holes of an 18-hole golf course • nineadjective • ninepronoun, plural in construction

n. & adj. --n. 1 one more than eight, or one less than ten; the sum of five units and four units. 2 a symbol for this (9, ix, IX). 3 a size etc. denoted by nine. 4 a set or team of nine individuals. 5 the time of nine o'clock (is it nine yet?). 6 a card with nine pips. 7 (the Nine) the nine muses. --adj. that amount to nine. Phrases and idioms: dressed up to the nines dressed very elaborately. nine days' wonder a person or thing that is briefly famous. nine times out of ten nearly always. nine to five a designation of typical office hours. Etymology: OE nigon f. Gmc

Nine Nine, a. [OE. nine, nihen, AS. nigon, nigan; akin to D. & LG. negen, OS. & OFries. nigun, OHG. niun, G. neun, Icel. n[=i]u, sw. nio, Dan. ni, Goth. niun, Ir. & Gael. naoi, W. naw, L. novem, gr. ?, Skr. navan; of unknown origin. [root]307. Cf. Novembeer.] Eight and one more; one less than ten; as, nine miles. Nine men's morris. See Morris. Nine points circle (Geom.), a circle so related to any given triangle as to pass through the three points in which the perpendiculars from the angles of the triangle upon the opposite sides (or the sides produced) meet the sides. It also passes through the three middle points of the sides of the triangle and through the three middle points of those parts of the perpendiculars that are between their common point of meeting and the angles of the triangle. The circle is hence called the nine points or six points circle.

Nine Nine, n. 1. The number greater than eight by a unit; nine units or objects. 2. A symbol representing nine units, as 9 or ix. The Nine, the nine Muses.

(nines)Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.Nine is the number 9. We still sighted nine yachts....nine hundred pounds.nine times out of ten: seetimeNUM