eight

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noun \ ˈāt \

Definition of eight

1 :a number that is one more than seven — see Table of Numbers
2 :the eighth in a set or series
  • the eight of spades
3 :something having eight units or members: such as
a :an 8-oared racing boat or its crew
b :an 8-cylinder engine or automobile

eight

adjective

eight

pronoun, plural in construction

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Origin and Etymology of eight

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

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EIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

eight

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noun

Definition of eight for English Language Learners

  • : the number 8

  • : the eighth in a set or series

  • : eight o'clock


EIGHT Defined for Kids

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eight

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noun \ ˈāt \

Definition of eight for Students

1 :one more than seven :two times four :8
2 :the eighth in a set or series

2

eight

adjective

Definition of eight for Students

:being one more than seven


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