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eight

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noun \ˈāt\

Simple Definition of eight

  • : the number 8

  • : the eighth in a set or series

  • : eight o'clock

Full Definition of eight

  1. 1 — see number table

  2. 2 :  the eighth in a set or series <the eight of spades>

  3. 3 :  something having eight units or members: as a :  an 8-oared racing boat or its crew b :  an 8-cylinder engine or automobile

eight adjective
eight pronoun, plural in construction

Origin of eight

Middle English eighte, from eighte, adjective, from Old English eahta; akin to Old High German ahto eight, Latin octo, Greek oktō


First Known Use: before 12th century

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EIGHT Defined for Kids

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eight

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noun \ˈāt\

Definition of eight

  1. 1 :  one more than seven :  two times four :  8

  2. 2 :  the eighth in a set or series




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adjective

Definition of eight

  1. :  being one more than seven




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