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Meaning of EIGHT

Pronunciation:  eyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
  2. [adj]  being one more than seven
 

EIGHT is a 5 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: 8, 8, cardinal, eighter, eighter from Decatur, octad, octet, octonary, ogdoad, viii, VIII
 
 See Also: digit, figure

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Eight\, n. [See {Ait}.]
    An island in a river; an ait. [Obs.] ``Osiers on their
    eights.'' --Evelyn.
    
    
  2. \Eight\, a. [AS. eahta; akin to OS. ahto, OFries. achta,
    D. & G. acht, OHG. ahto, Icel. [=a]tta, Sw. [*a]tta, Dan.
    otte, Goth. ahtau, Lith. aszt?ni, Ir. & Gael. ochd, W. wyth,
    Armor. eich, eiz, L. octo, Gr. ?, Skr. ash?an. ????. Cf.
    {Octave}.]
    Seven and one; as, eight years.
    
    
  3. \Eight\, n.
    1. The number greater by a unit than seven; eight units or
       objects.
    
    2. A symbol representing eight units, as 8 or viii.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: cast, company, complement, crew, eighter from Decatur, eleven, first string, first team, five, nine, octad, octagon, octahedron, octameter, octastyle, Octateuch, octave, octavo, octet, octonary, octosyllable, ogdoad, platoon, reserves, rowing crew, second string, second team, squad, string, team, third string, utas, varsity
 

 

 

 

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