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Dictionary Definition

denier

Noun

1 a unit of measurement for the fineness of silk or nylon or rayon; "with an evening dress one wears 10 denier stockings"
2 any of various former European coins of different denominations
3 one who denies

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology 1

From French denier, from Latin denarius.

Pronunciation

  • dənî(r)', /dəˈnɪə(r)/, /d@"nI@(r)/ (coin)
  • dĕn'ĭə(r), /ˈdɛnɪə(r)/, /"dEnI@(r)/ (unit of fineness of yarn)

Noun

  1. An old French coin worth one-twelfth of a sou.
  2. A unit of measure of the fineness of fiber or yarn that is equal to one gram per 9,000 meters.
Translations
coin
  • French: denier
unit of fineness of yarn
  • French: denier

See also

Etymology 2

From deny + -er.

Pronunciation

  • dĭnī'ə(r), /dɪˈnaɪə(r)/, /dI"naI@(r)/

Noun

  1. Someone who denies something.
    Holocaust denier (see :Wikipedia:Holocaust denial)
    Global warming denier (see :Wikipedia:Global warming denial)
    AIDS denier (see :Wikipedia:AIDS denial)
Related terms

French

Etymology

Latin denarius.

Pronunciation

/dənje/

Noun

denier m (plural deniers)
  1. denier (coin, unit of fineness of yarn)

Extensive Definition

Denier can refer to:
denier in German: Denier
denier in French: Denier
denier in Dutch: Denier
denier in Polish: Denier
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