- greater by a unit
than eighty-nine; ninety units or objects.
2. A symbol representing ninety units, as 90 or xc. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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nineties — (n.) 1857 as the years of someone s life between 90 and 99; 1848 as a decade of years in a given century; 1849 with reference to Fahrenheit temperature. See NINETY (Cf. ninety). Many still live who remember those days; if the old men cannot tell… … Etymology dictionary
nineties — ineties n. pl. 1. The decade from 1890 to 1899; as, the gay nineties. [WordNet 1.5] 2. The decade from 1990 to 1999; as, they spent a ton of money to solve the Y2K bug in the nineties. [WordNet 1.5] 3. The time of life between ages 90 and 100.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
nineties — see eighties … Modern English usage
nineties — UK [ˈnaɪntɪz] / US noun [plural] the nineties in your nineties … English dictionary
nineties — noun 1. the decade from 1890 to 1899 (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑1890s • Hypernyms: ↑decade, ↑decennary, ↑decennium 2. the decade from 1990 to 1999 • Syn: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
nineties — noun a) The decade of the 1990s. b) The decade of the 1890s … Wiktionary
nineties — n. years from 1990 1999, decade of the 1990s nineÂ·ty || naÉªntÉª n. number 90 adj. being 90 in number … English contemporary dictionary
nineties — einstein … Anagrams dictionary
Nineties Vs. Eighties — EP by Girls Against Boys Released 1990 … Wikipedia
Nervous nineties — The Nervous Nineties is a commonly used term in cricket. The term refers to a specific form of analysis paralysis, when a batsman feels when he has scored more than 90 runs in a test innings, and is nervous because of the pressure and… … Wikipedia