nine

[ nahyn ]
/ naɪn /

noun

adjective

amounting to nine in number.

Idioms for 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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British Dictionary definitions for nines

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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Idioms and Phrases with nines

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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