Meaning of “nine” in the English Dictionary


"nine" in English

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uk /naɪn/ us /naɪn/

A1 the number 9:

The children go to bed at nine (o'clock).
a nine-month prison sentence
nine to five

describing or relating to work that begins at nine o'clock in the morning and finishes at five, the hours worked in many offices from Monday to Friday:

a nine-to-five routine
She's tired of working nine to five.

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(Definition of “nine” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nine" in American English

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us /nɑɪn/


My sister is nine.
a nine-month prison sentence

Nine can also mean nine o’clock.

(Definition of “nine” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)