denier
Pronunciation
  • enPR: dənî(r)', IPA: /dəˈnɪə(ɹ)/ (coin)
  • enPR: dĕn'yə(r), IPA: /ˈdɛnjə(ɹ)/ (unit of fineness of yarn)
Noun

denier (plural deniers)

  1. (now historical) An old French coin worth one-twelfth of a sou.
    • 2011, Norman Davies, Vanished Kingdoms, Penguin 2012, p. 117:
      A bronze denier bearing the inscription CONRADUS around a central cross, was minted in Lugdunum.
  2. A unit of weight which indicates the fineness of fiber or yarn, equal to one gram per 9000 meters, used especially to measure or indicate the fineness of hosiery. Originally equal to the weight of a denier coin per 9600 aunes.
    • 2002, Jill Mansell, Staying at Daisy's:
      Upstairs she rummaged through her chest of drawers, finally unearthing an unopened pack of ten denier barely blacks.
Translations Translations
  • French: denier
  • Russian: денье́
Pronunciation
  • enPR: dĭnī'ə(r), IPA: /dɪˈnaɪə(ɹ)/
Noun

denier (plural deniers)

  1. Person who deny#Verb|denies something.
    Holocaust denier (see Holocaust denial)
    Global warming denier (see Global warming denial)
    AIDS denier (see AIDS denial)
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