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eighty

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noun, \ˈā-tē\

Simple Definition of eighty

  • : the number 80

  • eighties : the numbers ranging from 80 to 89

  • : a set of years ending in digits ranging from 80 to 89

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of eighty

plural eighties

  1. 1 — see number table

  2. 2 plural :  the numbers 80 to 89; specifically :  the years 80 to 89 in a lifetime or century

eightieth play \ˈā-tē-əth\ adjective or noun
eighty adjective
eighty pronoun, plural in construction

Examples of eighty in a sentence

  1. The temperature rose to the high eighties.

  2. She is in her mid-eighties.



Origin of eighty

Middle English eighty, adjective, from Old English eahtatig, short for hundeahtatig, noun, group of eighty, from hund-, literally, hundred + eahta eight + -tig group of ten; akin to Old English tīen ten


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with eighty


EIGHTY Defined for Kids

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eighty

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adjective \ˈā-tē\

Definition of eighty for Students

  1. :  eight times ten :  80




2

eighty

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noun

Definition of eighty for Students

  1. :  being eight times ten





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