• (RP, America) enPR: nīn, IPA: /naɪn/, [naɪ̯n]
  1. cln en A numerical value equal to 9; the number following eight and preceding ten.
  2. Describing a group or set with nine elements.
    A cat has nine lives.
Related terms Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: novena
  • Russian: девя́тка

nine (plural nines)

  1. The digit or figure 9.
  2. (card games) A playing card with nine pips.
  3. (weaponry) A nine-millimeter semi-automatic pistol.
  4. (computing, engineering, usually, in the plural) A statistical unit of proportion (of reliability, purity, etc.).
    They guaranteed that our Web site would have 99.99% uptime, or four nines.
  5. (baseball) A baseball club, team, or lineup (composed of nine players).
    • 1877, Chicago Times, July 8, 1877:
      The St. Louis club is the only nine in the league which gives its patrons the right to see a full game or no pay.
  • Roman numerals: IX
Translations Translations
  • German: Neun
  • Portuguese: nove
  • Russian: девя́тка

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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