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nine British & World English

Equivalent to the product of three and three; one more than eight, or one less than ten; 9

ix in nine British & World English

Equivalent to the product of three and three; one more than eight, or one less than ten; 9

Nine-eleven British & World English

The date of the terrorist attacks on the US on 11 September 2001 (see September 11)

ninety-nine British & World English

A cone of ice cream with a stick of flaky chocolate in it

sixty-nine British & World English

Another term for soixante-neuf.

nine-to-five British & World English

Used in reference to typical office hours, often to express an idea of predictable routine

nine days' wonder British & World English

Something that attracts great interest for a short while but is then forgotten

cat-o'-nine-tails British & World English

A rope whip with nine knotted cords, formerly used (especially at sea) to flog offenders

Thirty-nine Articles British & World English

A series of points of doctrine historically accepted as representing the teaching of the Church of England

Thirty-Nine Articles New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

doctrines accepted by the Church of England

the whole nine yards British & World English

Everything possible or available

nine times out of ten British & World English

On nearly every occasion

a stitch in time saves nine British & World English

If you sort out a problem immediately it may save extra work later

ninefold British & World English

Nine times as great or as numerous

ninepins British & World English

The traditional form of the game of skittles, using nine pins and played in an alley

999 British & World English

(In the UK and elsewhere) a telephone number used to contact the emergency services

9/11 British & World English

Another term for September 11.

nine days' wonder in wonder British & World English

Something that attracts great interest for a short while but is then forgotten

911 British & World English

(In the US and Canada) a telephone number used to contact the emergency services

the whole nine yards in whole British & World English

Everything possible or available

a stitch in time saves nine in stitch British & World English

If you sort out a problem immediately it may save extra work later

nine days' or seven-day or one-day wonder in wonder British & World English

Something that attracts great interest for a short while but is then forgotten


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