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eight·y

 (ā′tē)
n. pl. eight·ies
1. The cardinal number equal to 8 × 10.
2. eighties
a. A decade or the numbers from 80 to 89: They were still active in their eighties. Before noon, the temperature shot into the eighties.
b. often Eighties The decade from 80 to 89 in a century.

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

eight′y adj. & pron.

eighty

(ˈeɪtɪ)
n, pl -ies
1. (Mathematics) the cardinal number that is the product of ten and eight. See also number1
2. (Mathematics) a numeral, 80, LXXX, etc, representing this number
3. (Mathematics) (plural) the numbers 80–89, esp a person's age or the year of a particular century
4. (Mathematics) the amount or quantity that is eight times as big as ten
5. something represented by, representing, or consisting of 80 units
determiner
a. amounting to eighty: eighty pages of nonsense.
b. (as pronoun): eighty are expected.
[Old English eahtatig; related to Old Frisian achtig, Old High German ahtozug]

eight•y

(ˈeɪ ti)

n., pl. eight•ies,
adj. n.
1. a cardinal number, ten times eight.
2. a symbol for this number, as 80 or LXXX.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
4. eighties, the numbers from 80 through 89, as in referring to the years of a lifetime or of a century or to degrees of temperature.
adj.
5. amounting to 80 in number.
[before 850; Middle English eighteti, Old English eahtatig. See eight, -ty1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eighty - the cardinal number that is the product of ten and eighteighty - the cardinal number that is the product of ten and eight
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
Adj.1.eighty - being ten more than seventyeighty - being ten more than seventy    
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"
Translations
ثمانونثَمانونعُمْر الثَّمانينعُمْرُه ثَمانون عاما
huitantavuitanta
osmdesát
firsfirs årfirs år gammel
okdek
kahdeksankymmentä
osamdeset
nyolcvan
áttatíuáttatíu áraáttræîur, áttatíu ára
八十
80
octoginta
aštuoniasdešimtaštuoniasdešimt metųaštuoniasdešimtasaštuoniasdešimtiesaštuoniasdešimties metų
astoņdesmitastoņdesmit gadu vecumsastoņdesmit gadus vecs
optzeci
osemdesiatosemdesiat rokov
osemdesetosemdeseta leta
åttio
แปดสิบ
seksenseksen yaşıseksen yaşında
tám mươi

eighty

[ˈeɪtɪ]
A. ADJochenta
she's eightytiene ochenta años
B. Nochenta m
the eightieslos años ochenta
to be in one's eightiestener más de ochenta años
see five for usage

eighty

[ˈeɪti] numquatre-vingts
to be eighty (years old)avoir quatre-vingts ans
eighty one → quatre-vingt un

eighty

adjachtzig
nAchtzig f ? sixty

eighty

[ˈeɪtɪ]
1. adjottanta inv
2. nottanta m inv
for usage see five

eighty

(ˈeiti) noun
1. the number or figure 80.
2. the age of 80.
adjective
1. 80 in number.
2. aged 80.
ˈeighties noun plural
1. the period of time between one's eightieth and ninetieth birthdays. He is in his eighties.
2. the range of temperatures between eighty and ninety degrees. It was in the eighties yesterday.
3. the period of time between the eightieth and ninetieth years of a century. life in the 'eighties/'80s.
ˈeightieth noun
1. one of eighty equal parts. eleven eightieths.
2. (also adjective) (the) last of eighty (people, things etc); (the) next after the seventy-ninth.
eighty-
having eighty. an eighty-page book.
ˈeighty-year-old noun
a lively eighty-year-old.
adjective
an eighty-year-old widow.

eighty

ثَمانون osmdesát firs achtzig ογδόντα ochenta kahdeksankymmentä quatre-vingt osamdeset ottanta 八十 80 tachtig åtti osiemdziesiąt oitenta восемьдесят åttio แปดสิบ seksen tám mươi 八十
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And now, as we eighteen men with our thirty-six arms, and one hundred and eighty thumbs and fingers, slowly toiled hour after hour upon that inert, sluggish corpse in the sea; and it seemed hardly to budge at all, except at long intervals; good evidence was hereby furnished of the enormousness of the mass we moved.
It will have been seen that the Heidelburgh Tun of the Sperm Whale embraces the entire length of the entire top of the head; and since --as has been elsewhere set forth --the head embraces one third of the whole length of the creature, then setting that length down at eighty feet for a good sized whale, you have more than twenty-six feet for the depth of the tun, when it is lengthwise hoisted up and down against a ship's side.
Bill Starkey," continued John, "did not mean to frighten his brother into fits when he dressed up like a ghost and ran after him in the moonlight; but he did; and that bright, handsome little fellow, that might have been the pride of any mother's heart is just no better than an idiot, and never will be, if he lives to be eighty years old.
Grandfather Anthony, Jurgis' father, is not more than sixty years of age, but you would think that he was eighty.
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These three names are common and familiar in every nook and corner of heaven, clear from one end of it to the other - fully as well known as the eighty Supreme Archangels, in fact - where as our Moses, and Adam, and the rest, have not been heard of outside of our world's little corner of heaven, except by a few very learned men scattered here and there - and they always spell their names wrong, and get the performances of one mixed up with the doings of another, and they almost always locate them simply IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM, and think that is enough without going into little details such as naming the particular world they are from.
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Marianne entered the house with a heart swelling with emotion from the consciousness of being only eighty miles from Barton, and not thirty from Combe Magna; and before she had been five minutes within its walls, while the others were busily helping Charlotte to show her child to the housekeeper, she quitted it again, stealing away through the winding shrubberies, now just beginning to be in beauty, to gain a distant eminence; where, from its Grecian temple, her eye, wandering over a wide tract of country to the south-east, could fondly rest on the farthest ridge of hills in the horizon, and fancy that from their summits Combe Magna might be seen.
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If he loved with all the powers of his puny being, he couldn't love as much in eighty years as I could in a day.