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eight

 (āt)
n.
1. The cardinal number equal to 7 + 1.
2. The eighth in a set or sequence.
3. Something having eight parts, units, or members, especially:
a. Sports An eight-oared racing shell.
b. An eight-cylinder engine or motor vehicle.

[Middle English eighte, from Old English eahta; see oktō(u) in Indo-European roots.]

eight adj. & pron.

eight

(eɪt)
n
1. (Mathematics) the cardinal number that is the sum of one and seven and the product of two and four. See also number1
2. (Mathematics) a numeral, 8, VIII, etc, representing this number
3. (Music, other) music the numeral 8 used as the lower figure in a time signature to indicate that the beat is measured in quavers
4. (Mathematics) the amount or quantity that is one greater than seven
5. something representing, represented by, or consisting of eight units, such as a playing card with eight symbols on it
6. (Rowing) rowing
a. a racing shell propelled by eight oarsmen
b. the crew of such a shell
7. (Horology) Also called: eight o'clock eight hours after noon or midnight
8. have one over the eight slang to be drunk
9. (Aeronautics) See figure of eight
10. (Individual Sports, other than specified) See figure of eight
11. (Knots) See figure of eight
determiner
a. amounting to eight
b. (as pronoun): I could only find eight.
[Old English eahta; related to Old High German ahto, Old Norse ātta, Old Irish ocht, Latin octō, Greek okto, Sanskrit astau]

eight

(eɪt)

n.
1. a cardinal number, seven plus one.
2. a symbol for this number, as 8 or VIII.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
4.
a. an automobile powered by an eight-cylinder engine.
b. an eight-cylinder engine.
adj.
5. amounting to eight in number.
[before 1000; Middle English eighte, Old English (e)ahta]

Eight

 a rowing crew, 1847; the number of leaves in a section or gathering of an early printed book, 1858.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eight - the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and oneeight - the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
2.Eight - a group of United States painters founded in 1907 and noted for their realistic depictions of sordid aspects of city life
school - a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers; "the Venetian school of painting"
art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles
3.eight - one of four playing cards in a deck with eight pips on the face
spot - a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; "an eight-spot"
Adj.1.eight - being one more than seveneight - being one more than seven    
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"

eight

determiner
Related words
adjective eighth
noun octet
prefixes octa-, octo-
Translations
ثمانيةثَمَانِيَةثمانِيَهطاقَم قارب الثَّمانِيَهعُمْر الثّامِنَه
осем
huithuitenavuitvuitena
osm
otteotterottermandskab
ok
kaheksa
kahdeksankahdeksikkokasi
osam
nyolcnyolcevezős
delapan
áttaátta áraáhöfn á áttæringi
8
octo
aštuoniaštuoniosaštuoniukėaštuonmetisaštuntas
astoņiastoņnieksastoņu gadu vecumsastoņus gadus vecs
opt
osemosem rokov
osem
åtta
nane
แปด
sekizsekiz kürekli yarış kayığı sporcularısekiz yaşısekiz yaşında
вісім
tám

eight

[eɪt]
A. ADJocho
she's eighttiene ocho años
B. Nocho m
he's had one over the eightlleva una copa de más
see five for usage

eight

[ˈeɪt] numhuit
She's eight → Elle a huit ans.
at eight (= eight o'clock) → à huit heures

eight

adjacht; to be behind the eight ball (US inf) → in der Patsche sitzen (inf) ? six
n
Acht f ? six
(Rowing) → Achter m
to have had one over the eight (inf)einen über den Durst or einen zu viel getrunken haben (inf)

eight

[eɪt]
1. adjotto inv
2. notto m inv
he's had one over the eight (fam) → ha alzato troppo il gomito
for usage see five

eight

(eit) noun
1. the number or figure 8. Four and four are/is/make eight.
2. the age of 8. children of eight and over.
3. the crew of an eight-oared racing boat. Did the Cambridge eight win?
adjective
1. 8 in number. eight people; He is eight years old.
2. aged 8. He is eight today.
eight-
having eight (of something). an eight-sided figure.
eighth (eitð) noun
1. one of eight equal parts. They each received an eighth of the money.
2. (also adjective) (the) last of eight (people, things etc); (the) next after the seventh. His horse was eighth in the race; Are you having another cup of coffee? That's your eighth (cup) this morning; Henry VIII (said as `Henry the Eighth').
ˈeight-year-old noun
a person or animal that is eight years old. Is this game suitable for an eight-year-old?
adjective
an eight-year-old child.
figure of eight
a pattern etc in the shape of the figure 8. The skater did a figure of eight.

eight

ثَمَانِيَة osm otte acht οκτώ ocho kahdeksan huit osam otto 8 acht åtte osiem oito восемь åtta แปด sekiz tám
References in classic literature ?
IT is nearly eight years since this book was first published.
Twenty Eight, I understood, was also a bright particular star; but it was his misfortune to have his glory a little dimmed by the extraordinary lustre of Twenty Seven.
A weight of four thousand pounds is represented by a displacement of the air amounting to forty-four thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cubic feet; or, in other words, forty-four thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cubic feet of air weigh about four thousand pounds.
Unfortunately, however, it requires a company of eight persons and-"
The number of inhabitants in the two kingdoms of England and Scotland cannot be stated at less than eight millions.
This great work must be completed within eight months, so that you have 2,543,400 cubic feet of earth to excavate in 255 days; that is to say, in round numbers,
Now the whorl is in form like the whorl used on earth; and the description of it implied that there is one large hollow whorl which is quite scooped out, and into this is fitted another lesser one, and another, and another, and four others, making eight in all, like vessels which fit into one another; the whorls show their edges on the upper side, and on their lower side all together form one continuous whorl.
Coquenard; the coffer so much coveted contained eight hundred thousand livres.
It's there she learned 'Pieces of eight,' and little wonder; three hundred and fifty thousand of 'em, Hawkins
The best of fare was spread upon the cabin tables at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and the eight o'clock supper, and the ladies scrupulously changed their toilets twice a day; and the hours were whirled away, when the sea was tranquil, with music, dancing, and games.
SOCRATES: Do you observe, Meno, that I am not teaching the boy anything, but only asking him questions; and now he fancies that he knows how long a line is necessary in order to produce a figure of eight square feet; does he not?
The reading-matter is compressed into two hundred and five small-pica lines, and is lighted up with eight pica headlines.