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nine

[ nahyn ]
/ naɪn /
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noun
adjective
amounting to nine in number.
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Idioms about nine

    dressed to the nines, looking one's best; dressed smartly, splendidly, etc.: All the girls were dressed to the nines for the party.

Origin of nine

before 900; Middle English; Old English nigan, nigon, cognate with Dutch negen, akin to German neun,Old Norse nīu,Gothic niun,Latin novem,Greek ennéa,Sanskrit náva
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How to use nine in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for nine

nine
/ (naɪn) /

noun
determiner
  1. amounting to ninenine days
  2. (as pronoun)nine of the ten are ready

Other words from nine

Related prefix: nona-

Word Origin for nine

Old English nigon; related to Gothic niun, Latin novem
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Other Idioms and Phrases with nine

nine

see dressed to kill (to the nines); on cloud nine; possession is nine points of the law; whole nine yards.

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