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Meaning of EIGHT

Pronunciation:  eyt

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
    Seven and one; as, eight years.
  3. \Eight\, n.
    1. The number greater by a unit than seven; eight units or
    2. A symbol representing eight units, as 8 or viii.
Thesaurus Terms
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