Definition of eighty-eight

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: being one more than 87 in number eighty-eight years — see Table of Numbers
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Definition of eighty-eight (Entry 2 of 3)

: 88 countable persons or things not specified but under consideration and being enumerated eighty-eight are here eighty-eight were found


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Definition of eighty-eight (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : eight and 80 : four times 22 : eight times 11
2a : 88 units or objects a total of eighty-eight
b : a group or set of 88
3 : the numerable quantity symbolized by the arabic numerals 88
4 : the 88th in a set or series
5 or eighty-eights, [so called from the standard number of keys] slang : piano
6 : an 88 millimeter gun

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“Eighty-eight.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eighty-eight. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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