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[n] a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together; "each club played six home games with teams in its own division"
[n] the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one
[adj] denoting a quantity consisting of one more than eight and one less than ten

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\Nine\, a. [OE. nine, nihen, AS. nigon, nigan; akin to D. & LG. negen, OS. & OFries. nigun, OHG. niun, G. neun, Icel. n[=i]u, sw. nio, Dan. ni, Goth. niun, Ir. & Gael. naoi, W. naw, L. novem, gr. ?, Skr. navan; of unknown origin. [root]30
7. Cf. {Novembeer}.] 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}.
\Nine\, n.
1. The number greater than eight by a unit; nine units or objects.
2. A symbol representing nine units, as 9 or ix. {The Nine}, the nine Muses.

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