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ninth

NINTH, a. The ordinal of nine; designating the number nine, the next preceding ten; as the ninth day or month.

NINTH, n. In music, an interval containing an octave and a tone.




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NINTH, a. The ordinal of nine; designating the number nine, the next preceding ten; as the ninth day or month.

NINTH, n. In music, an interval containing an octave and a tone.


NINTH, a. [Sax. nigetha, nigotha; but ninth in English, is formed directly from nine; Sw. nijnde.]

The ordinal of nine; designating the number nine, the next preceding ten; as, the ninth day or month.


NINTH, n.

In music, an interval containing an octave and a tone.


Ninth
  1. Following the eight and preceding the tenth; coming after eight others.
  2. The quotient of one divided by nine; one of nine equal parts of a thing; the next after the eighth.
  3. Constituting or being one of nine equal parts into which anything is divided.
  4. An interval containing an octave and a second.

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Ninth

NINTH, adjective The ordinal of nine; designating the number nine, the next preceding ten; as the ninth day or month.

NINTH, noun In music, an interval containing an octave and a tone.

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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.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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

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MOURN, v.i. [L. maereo.]

1. To express grief or sorrow; to grieve; to be sorrowful. Mourning may be expressed by weeping or audible sounds, or by sobs, sighs or inward silent grief.

Abraham came to mourn for Sarah and to weep. Gen.23.

Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matt.5.

2. To wear the customary habit of sorrow.

We mourn in black.

Grieve for an hour perhaps, then mourn a year.

MOURN, v.t. To grieve for; to lament. But there is an ellipsis of for, the verb not being transitive. When we say, we mourn a friend or a child, the real sense and complete phrase is, we mourn for a friend, or mourn for the loss of a friend. "He mourn'd his rival's ill success," that is,he mourned for his rival's ill success.

1. To utter in a sorrowful manner.

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Nightly to thee her sad song mourneth well.

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