(noun.) the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one.
(adj.) denoting a quantity consisting of one more than eight and one less than ten .
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(a.) Eight and one more; one less than ten; as, nine miles.
(n.) The number greater than eight by a unit; nine units or objects.
(n.) A symbol representing nine units, as 9 or ix.
adj. and n. eight and one.—n. Nine′-eyes a popular name for the young lampreys found in rivers.—adj. Nine′fold nine times folded or repeated.—ns. Nine′holes a game in which a ball is to be bowled into nine holes in the ground or a board; Nine′pins a game at bowls a form of skittles so called from nine pins being set up to be knocked down by a ball.—adj. Nine′-score nine times twenty.—n. the number of nine times twenty.—adj. and n. Nine′teen nine and ten.—adj. Nine′teenth the ninth after the tenth: being one of nineteen equal parts.—n. a nineteenth part.—adj. Nine′tieth the last of ninety: next after the eighty-ninth.—n. a ninetieth part.—adj. and n. Nine′ty nine tens.—adj. Ninth the last of nine: next after the eighth.—n. one of nine equal parts.—adv. Ninth′ly in the ninth place.—Nine days' wonder (see Wonder); Nine men's morris (see Morris); Nine worthies Hector Alexander the Great Julius CéŽ ar Joshua David Judas MaccabéŽ¢s Arthur Charlemagne Godfrey of Bouillon; The nine the nine muses (see Muse); To the nines to perfection fully elaborately.
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- Why, my dear lad, I am even now courting the Nine, and turning Aristophanes into good English verse. Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- There were numerous dragon flies--one found in the Belgian coal-measures had a wing span of twenty-nine inches! H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- At nine o'clock in the morning we went and stood before this marble colossus. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- A clock in the schoolroom struck nine; Miss Miller left her circle, and standing in the middle of the room, cried-- Silence! Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- Twenty-nine, I see. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- Upon this machine 10,010 button holes have been made in nine hours and fifty minutes. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- Therefore something had occurred between seven-thirty and nine o'clock which had completely altered her feelings towards him. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- I copied as quickly as I could, but at nine o'clock I had only done nine articles, and it seemed hopeless for me to attempt to catch my train. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- But it was now only about nine in the morning, and he was getting into position on Hancock's right. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Nine-tenths of them wear nothing on their heads but a filmy sort of veil, which falls down their backs like a white mist. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- It has struck nine, sir. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- I never slept more than four or five hours' so that I would awake at nine or ten and read these papers until dinner-time. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- Sometimes she writes Percival only, but very seldom--in nine cases out of ten she gives him his title. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- Some sailors being aloft in the main-topsail rigging, the captain had ordered them to race down, threatening the hindmost with the cat-of-nine-tails. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- The moon rises at half-past eight, and I will walk up to the rectory with you at nine. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.