Definition of Ninepence

1. Noun. A coin worth nine pennies.

Generic synonyms: Coin



Definition of Ninepence

1. n. An old English silver coin, worth nine pence.

Definition of Ninepence

1. Noun. (obsolete British) A former British silver coin, worth nine old pennies. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete British) Nine old pennies. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete New England) A Spanish real, valued at twelve and a half cents. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ninepence

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nine points circle
nine points circles
nine thousand
nine thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine
nine times
nine to five
ninebark
ninebarks
ninefold
ninefoldness
nineholes
ninein
nineish
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ninepence (current term)
ninepences
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nineteen
nineteen eighteen
nineteen eighty
nineteen eighty-eight

Literary usage of Ninepence

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1. The wedding day in all ages and countries by Edward J. Wood (1869)
"... their Wards — Infant Marriages — Betrothal Customs—The Nuptial Kiss—Breaking Money—Crooked ninepence—Locks of Hair—Tokens of Engagement—Love Pledges. ..."

2. A History of Taxation and Taxes in England: From the Earliest Times to the by Stephen Dowell (1884)
"Repeal of the ' war ninepence.' The question of ' the Arrow.' Defeat of the ministry. Dissolution of parliament. Settlement of the duties on tea and sugar ..."

3. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley (1901)
"... and ninepence lasted through three generations, at least, in the county of Durham. D'Aeth now takes the place of Death in our modern directories, ..."

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