Nine meaning

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The cardinal number equal to 8 + 1.
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Something having nine parts, units, or members.
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(games) A playing card marked with nine pips.
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A set of nine persons or things, especially:
  • (baseball) The nine players on a side, or the whole team.
  • (greek mythology) The nine Muses.
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The ninth in a set or sequence.
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A size, as in clothing or shoes, designated as nine.
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(sports) The first or second 9 holes of an 18-hole golf course.
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Totaling one more than eight.
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The cardinal number between eight and ten; 9; IX.
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Any group of nine persons or things; esp., a baseball team.
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Something numbered nine or having nine units, as a playing card, throw of dice, etc.
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The digit or figure 9.
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(card games) A playing card with nine pips.
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(weaponry) A nine-millimeter semi-automatic pistol.
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(computing, engineering, usually in plural) A statistical unit of proportion (of reliability, purity, etc.).

They guaranteed that our Web site would have 99.99% uptime, or four nines.

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(informal) to the nines
  • To the highest degree:
    Dressed to the nines.
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the Nine
  • the nine Muses
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to the nines
  • to perfection
  • in the most elaborate or showy manner
    Dressed to the nines.
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Origin of nine

  • Middle English from Old English nigon newn̥ in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English nine, from Old English niÄ¡on, from Proto-Germanic *newun, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwnÌ¥.

    From Wiktionary