eighty

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noun \ˈā-tē\

Definition of eighty

plural

eighties

  1. 1 :  a number that is equal to eight times 10 — see number table

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

eightieth

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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.

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Origin and Etymology 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


EIGHTY Defined for English Language Learners

eighty

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Definition of eighty for English Language Learners

  • : the number 80

  • eighties : the numbers ranging from 80 to 89

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


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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