• Denier

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: dənî(r)', IPA: /dəˈnɪə(r)/ coin
    • enPR: dĕn'ĭə(r), IPA: /ˈdɛnɪə(r)/ unit of fineness of yarn
    • Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)

    Origin 1

    Old French denier, from Latin denarius.

    Full definition of denier

    Noun

    denier

    (plural deniers)
    1. (now historical) An old French coin worth one-twelfth of a sou.
      • 2011, Norman Davies, Vanished Kingdoms, Penguin 2012, p. 117:A bronze denier bearing the inscription CONRADUS around a central cross, was minted in Lugdunum.
    2. A unit of weight which indicates the fineness of fiber or yarn, equal to one gram per 9000 meters, used especially to measure or indicate the fineness of hosiery.
      • 2002, Jill Mansell, Staying at Daisy's:Upstairs she rummaged through her chest of drawers, finally unearthing an unopened pack of ten denier barely blacks.

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: dĭnī'ə(r), IPA: /dɪˈnaɪə(r)/

    Origin 2

    {1} + -er.

    Noun

    denier

    (plural deniers)
    1. Person who denies something.Holocaust denier (see )Global warming denier (see )AIDS denier (see )

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