- next after the eighth; being the ordinal number for nine.
- being one of nine equal parts.
- a ninth part, especially of one (1/9).
- the ninth member of a series.
- a tone distant from another tone by an interval of an octave and a second.
- the interval between such tones.
- harmonic combination of such tones.
- in the ninth place.
Origin of ninth
Examples from the Web for ninth
That makes New York the ninth state to require such coverage.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.
December 29, 2014
Maybe all journeys should be imagined as a single day, short as a trip to the corner or long as a life in its ninth decade.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Oct 13-19, 2014
October 19, 2014
Oyama and Marino just celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary.‘Marry Me’ Proves Ken Marino Is More Than Just an Asshole
October 14, 2014
Shortly after his ninth birthday, Edwards experienced a “season of awakening.”The Hellish Sermons of Jonathan Edwards, Malign Evangelist
Matthew Paul Turner
August 24, 2014
Page disrupts the pattern in the second bar, moving up to the ninth, and fleshes out the figure with more harmonic support.Did Led Zeppelin Steal ‘Stairway to Heaven’?
May 25, 2014
The three regiments parading were the Eighth, Ninth and Twenty-fourth.Ridgeway
Quoted by M. Pascal, in the ninth of his "Lettres Provinciales."Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
Mrs. Everat—her ninth child in eight years—in the grocery line.Night and Morning, Complete
It was on my ninth birthday—but I don't believe you could write a better one now.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
Let her read Timothy chapter two, ninth to fifteenth verses.'Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
- (usually prenominal)
- coming after the eighth in counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of nine. Often written: 9th
- (as noun)he came on the ninth; ninth in line
- one of nine equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, measurement, etc
- (as modifier)a ninth part
- the fraction equal to one divided by nine (1/9)
- an interval of one octave plus a second
- one of two notes constituting such an interval
- See ninth chord
- Also: ninthly after the eighth person, position, event, etc
- Also: ninthly as the ninth point: linking what follows to the previous statement
Word Origin and History for ninth
c.1300, modification (by influence of nine) of nigonðe, from Old English nigoða, nigend.