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Meaning of nine

nine

Pronunciation: (nīn), [key]
— n.
  1. a cardinal number, eight plus one.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 9 or IX.
  3. a set of this many persons or things.
  4. a baseball team.
  5. a playing card with nine pips.
  6. looking one's best; dressed smartly, splendidly, etc.: All the girls were dressed to the nines for the party.
  7. the Muses.
—adj.
  1. amounting to nine in number.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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