totaling one more than eight
Origin of nineMiddle English nyen ; from Old English nigon, akin to German neun ; from Indo-European an unverified form enewen (from source Classical Greek ennea, Classical Latin novem, nine), probably extension of base an unverified form newo-, new, indicating a new division of the numeral system commencing with 9
- the cardinal number between eight and ten; 9; IX
- any group of nine persons or things; esp., a baseball team
- something numbered nine or having nine units, as a playing card, throw of dice, etc.
the nine Muses
to the nines
- to perfection
- in the most elaborate or showy manner: dressed to the nines
- The cardinal number equal to 8 + 1.
- The ninth in a set or sequence.
- Something having nine parts, units, or members.
- Games A playing card marked with nine pips.
- A set of nine persons or things, especially:a. Baseball The nine players on a side, or the whole team.b. Nine Greek Mythology The nine Muses.
- A size, as in clothing or shoes, designated as nine.
- Sports The first or second 9 holes of an 18-hole golf course.
Origin of nineMiddle English, from Old English nigon; see new&nlowring; in Indo-European roots.