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Webster 1913 Edition


Eight

Eight

(āt)
,
Noun.
[See
Ait
.]
An island in a river; an ait.
[Obs.]
“Osiers on their eights.”
Evelyn.

Eight

(āt)
,
Adj.
[AS.
eahta
; akin to OS.
ahto
, OFries.
achta
, D. & G.
acht
, OHG.
ahto
, Icel.
ātta
, Sw.
åtta
, Dan.
otte
, Goth.
ahtau
, Lith.
asztůni
, Ir. & Gael.
ochd
, W.
wyth
, Armor.
eich
,
eiz
, L.
octo
, Gr.
ὀκτώ
, Skr.
ashṭan
. √306. Cf.
Octave
.]
Seven and one;
as,
eight
years
.

Eight

(āt)
,
Noun.
1.
The number greater by a unit than seven; eight units or objects.
2.
A symbol representing eight units, as 8 or viii.

Webster 1828 Edition


Eight

EIGHT

,
Adj.
[L. octo.] Twice four; expressing the number twice four. Four and four make eight.

Definition 2021


eight

eight

English

English numbers
80
 <  7 8 9  > 
    Cardinal : eight
    Ordinal : eighth
    Multiplier : octuple

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Numeral

eight

  1. (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 8; the number occurring after seven and before nine.
    He works eight hours a day.
    • 2009, Stuart Heritage, Hecklerspray, Friday the 22nd of May in 2009 at 1 o’clock p.m., “Jon & Kate Latest: People You Don’t Know Do Crap You Don’t Care About
      Jon & Kate Plus 8 is a show based on two facts: 1) Jon and Kate Gosselin have eight children, and 2) the word ‘Kate’ rhymes with the word ‘eight’. One suspects that if Kate were ever to have another child, a shady network executive would urge her to put it in a binbag with a brick and drop it down a well. But this is just a horrifying tangent.
  2. Describing a set or group with eight components.
Related terms
Translations
See also
  • Table of cardinal numbers 0 to 9 in various languages

Noun

eight (plural eights)

  1. The digit/figure 8.
  2. (playing cards) Any of the four cards in a normal deck with the value eight.
  3. (nautical) A light, narrow rowing boat, especially one used in competitive rowing, steered by a cox, in which eight rowers each have two oars.
  4. (rowing, especially in plural) A race in which such craft participate.
Derived terms
Translations
See also
Playing cards in English · playing cards (layout · text)
ace deuce, two three four five six seven
eight nine ten jack queen king joker

Etymology 2

See ait.

Noun

eight (plural eights)

  1. An island in a river; an ait.
    • Evelyn
      osiers on their eights

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: music · direction · o' · #838: eight · modern · medium · ill

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Verb

eight

  1. to eat

References

  • J. Poole W. Barnes, A Glossary, with Some Pieces of Verse, of the Old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy (1867)