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ninetieth

[nahyn-tee-ith] /ˈnaɪn ti ɪθ/
adjective
1.
next after the eighty-ninth; being the ordinal number for 90.
2.
being one of 90 equal parts.
noun
3.
a ninetieth part, especially of one (1/90).
4.
the ninetieth member of a series.
Origin of ninetieth
1100
before 1100; Middle English nyntithe, Old English nigenteotha. See ninety, -eth2
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  • He died in his ninetieth year; not from any disease, but the mere weakness of old age.

    The Freedmen's Book Lydia Maria Child
  • The colonel of the ninetieth Rhode Island fell at twenty-two.

    Special Messenger Robert W. Chambers
  • The pupils of reformatories should never make heads of pins or the ninetieth fraction of a shoe.

  • In full-front view he did not look like a man in his ninetieth year.

    In and Around Berlin Minerva Brace Norton
  • They had gathered on invitation in order to participate in honoring President Woodruff on the ninetieth anniversary of his birth.

    Wilford Woodruff Matthias F. Cowley
  • Theophrastus began his "Character of Man" on his ninetieth birthday.

    Genius in Sunshine and Shadow Maturin Murray Ballou
  • It will break my heart if Sidney dies now, for I had so looked forward to celebrating his ninetieth birthday with him.

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
  • He began it in his fortieth year, and did not finish it until his ninetieth .

  • Here most of the One Hundred and ninetieth, and some from other regiments, rallied and faced the enemy.

    In The Ranks R. E. McBride
British Dictionary definitions for ninetieth

ninetieth

/ˈnaɪntɪɪθ/
adjective
1.
(usually prenominal)
  1. being the ordinal number of ninety in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc. Often written: 90th
  2. (as noun): the ninetieth in succession
noun
2.
  1. one of 90 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier): a ninetieth part
3.
the fraction equal to one divided by 90 (1/90)
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Word Origin and History for ninetieth

late 14c., nyntithe; see ninety + -th (1). Replaced Old English nigenteoþan.

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