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NINE, a. Denoting the number composed of eight and one; as nine men; nine days.

NINE, n. The number composed of eight and one; or the number less by a unit than ten; three times three.




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NINE, a. Denoting the number composed of eight and one; as nine men; nine days.

NINE, n. The number composed of eight and one; or the number less by a unit than ten; three times three.


NINE, a. [Goth. niun; G. neun; Sw. nijo; Dan. ni; L. nonus; probably contracted, as the Saxon is nigan, and the Dutch nigen, Hindoo now, Burman no or nonaw.]

Denoting the number composed of eight und one; as, nine men; nine days.


NINE, n.

The number composed of eight and one; or the number less by a unit than ten; three times three.


Nine
  1. Eight and one more; one less than ten; as, nine miles.

    Nine men's morris. See Morris. - - Nine points circle (Geom.), a circle so related to any given triangle as to pass through the three points in which the perpendiculars from the angles of the triangle upon the opposite sides (or the sides produced) meet the sides. It also passes through the three middle points of the sides of the triangle and through the three middle points of those parts of the perpendiculars that are between their common point of meeting and the angles of the triangle. The circle is hence called the nine points or six points circle.

  2. The number greater than eight by a unit; nine units or objects.
  3. A symbol representing nine units, as 9 or ix.

    The Nine, the nine Muses.

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Nine

NINE, adjective Denoting the number composed of eight and one; as nine men; nine days.

NINE, noun The number composed of eight and one; or the number less by a unit than ten; three times three.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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men

MEN, plu. of man. Two or more males, individuals of the human race.

1. Males of bravery. We will live in honor, or die like men.

2. Persons; people; mankind; in an indefinite sense. Men are apt to forget the benefactor, while they riot on the benefit.

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