Definition of Ninety-nine

1. Adjective. Being nine more than ninety.

Exact synonyms: 99, Ic
Similar to: Cardinal



Definition of Ninety-nine

1. Cardinal numeral. The cardinal number immediately following ninety-eight and preceding one hundred. ¹

2. Noun. A traditional British ice cream cone with a flaky chocolate bar inserted, usually made with soft serve. ¹

3. Noun. A simple card game with a running total, players dropping out if they would be forced to bring the total above ninety-nine. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ninety-nine

nineth
ninethly
nineties
ninetieth
ninetieths
ninety
ninety-day wonder
ninety-eight
ninety-eighth
ninety-eighths
ninety-fifth
ninety-first
ninety-five
ninety-four
ninety-fourth
ninety-nine (current term)
ninety-nines
ninety-ninth
ninety-ninths
ninety-one
ninety-second
ninety-seven
ninety-seventh
ninety-six
ninety-sixth
ninety-sixths
ninety-third
ninety-three
ninety-two
ninetyfold

Literary usage of Ninety-nine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal by General Assembly, Pennsylvania General Assembly. Senate, Pennsylvania (1905)
"... one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, one thousand nine hundred, one thousand nine hundred and two, ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"... and one missing ; in enlisted men, two hundred and fifty-six killed, one thousand three hundred and ninety-nine wounded, and ninety-seven missing. ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"... and assigns, for the term of ninety-nine years, without impeachment of waste, upon the trusts hereinafter expressed and declared concerning the same; ..."

4. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"Fancy, however, that the large Committee of ninety-nine has got itself introduced into some Council-room, or other fit locality in Whitehall, on Saturday, ..."

5. The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Arthur Cleveland Coxe (1886)
"And connecting these one into the other, and multiplying them tenfold, they complete the number ninety-nine. Since, however, the twelfth Л£оп, ..."

6. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1835)
"Aquila, we are told, has ninety-nine noble ... ninety-nine churches; ninety nine squares; ninety-nine fountains (one ol which has ninety-nine mouth-); ..."

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