denier[də nir′; for 2, den′yər; Fr də nyā′]
- The definition of a denier is a unit of measurement of the fineness of a thread or fiber.
An example of a denier is a microfiber that measures one denier or less.
- Denier is defined as someone who refuses to admit something.
An example of a denier is a criminal who claims to be innocent.
- a small, obsolete French coin of little value
- a unit of weight for measuring the fineness of threads of silk, rayon, nylon, etc., equal to .05 gram per 450 meters
Origin of denierMiddle English dener ; from Old French denier ; from Classical Latin denarius, denarius
a person who denies
One that denies: a denier of harsh realities.
- A unit of fineness for rayon, nylon, and silk fibers, based on a standard mass per length of 1 gram per 9,000 meters of yarn.
- A small coin of varying composition and value current in western Europe from the eighth century until the French Revolution.
Origin of denierMiddle English denere, a coin, from Old French dener, from Latin dēnārius; see denarius.
- Person who denies something.
- Holocaust denier (see Holocaust denial)
- Global warming denier (see Global warming denial)
- AIDS denier (see AIDS denial)
OriginSee also: dénier
deny + -er.