- nin, anaïs,
- nine ball,
- nine days' wonder,
- nine plus two array,
- nine plus zero array,
- nine worthies
Origin of nine
Examples from the Web for nine
This was nine fewer than what he needed just two years ago when 426 members of the House voted.Democrats Accidentally Save Boehner From Republican Coup|Ben Jacobs, Jackie Kucinich|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Via Dolorosa ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and is marked by nine stations of the cross.
Denied parole nine straight times, he insists he is innocent of the crime for which he was convicted.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If you answered nine or more, you may have won a SONY Betamax and an eight-track operating system.
Nine new Republican senators will swear their oaths of office.The Democrats’ Black Hole—and What They Can Do About It|Michael Tomasky|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He will be at church this afternoon; so, suppose you call here at nine this evening.
In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better shew more affection than she feels.Pride and Prejudice|Jane Austen
This makes nine five-pound loaves, cutting twenty-four slices each.Quantity Cookery|Lenore Richards
Nine thousand persons had paid from one to five dollars each.The Mapleson Memoirs, vol II|James H. Mapleson
The original nine, however, were far from gratified, and always regretted the golden age of early days.Paris and its Story|Thomas Okey
- amounting to ninenine days
- (as pronoun)nine of the ten are ready
Word Origin for nine
Old English nigen, from Proto-Germanic *niwun (cf. Old Saxon nigun, Old Frisian niugun, Old Norse niu, Swedish nio, Middle Dutch neghen, Dutch negen, Old High German niun, German neun, Gothic niun "nine"), from PIE newn "nine" (cf. Sanskrit nava, Avestan nava, Greek ennea, Albanian nende, Latin novem (with change of -n- to -m- by analogy of septem, decem), Lithuanian devnyi, Old Church Slavonic deveti (the Balto-Slavic forms by dissimilation of -n- to -d-), Old Irish noin, Welsh naw).
Nine to five "the average workday" is attested from 1935. Nine days has been proverbial since 14c. for the time which a wonder or novelty holds attention.
see dressed to kill (to the nines); on cloud nine; possession is nine points of the law; whole nine yards.