What does eight mean?

Definitions for eight
eɪteight

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word eight.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eight, 8, VIII, eighter, eighter from Decatur, octad, ogdoad, octonary, octet(noun)

    the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one

  2. Ashcan School, Eight(noun)

    a group of United States painters founded in 1907 and noted for their realistic depictions of sordid aspects of city life

  3. eight-spot, eight(adj)

    one of four playing cards in a deck with eight pips on the face

  4. eight, 8, viii(adj)

    being one more than seven

Wiktionary

  1. eight(Noun)

    The digit/figure 8.

    Etymology: From eight, aught, eahte, ahte, from eahta, from ahtōu, from oḱtṓw. Cognate with aucht, acht, acht, acht, acht, åtta, átta, octo, ὀκτώ, ocht.

  2. eight(Noun)

    Any of the four cards in a normal deck with the value eight.

    Etymology: From eight, aught, eahte, ahte, from eahta, from ahtōu, from oḱtṓw. Cognate with aucht, acht, acht, acht, acht, åtta, átta, octo, ὀκτώ, ocht.

  3. eight(Noun)

    A light, narrow rowing boat, especially one used in competitive rowing, steered by a cox, in which a eight rowers each have two oars

    Etymology: From eight, aught, eahte, ahte, from eahta, from ahtōu, from oḱtṓw. Cognate with aucht, acht, acht, acht, acht, åtta, átta, octo, ὀκτώ, ocht.

  4. eight(Noun)

    A race in which such craft participate

    Etymology: From eight, aught, eahte, ahte, from eahta, from ahtōu, from oḱtṓw. Cognate with aucht, acht, acht, acht, acht, åtta, átta, octo, ὀκτώ, ocht.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eight(noun)

    an island in a river; an ait

    Etymology: [See Ait.]

  2. Eight(adj)

    seven and one; as, eight years

    Etymology: [See Ait.]

  3. Eight(noun)

    the number greater by a unit than seven; eight units or objects

    Etymology: [See Ait.]

  4. Eight(noun)

    a symbol representing eight units, as 8 or viii

    Etymology: [See Ait.]

Freebase

  1. Eight

    Eight was released in 2000 and is the eighth studio album by British rock band, New Model Army. Following the departure of Robert Heaton, Michael Dean and Dean White were recruited into the band, who also co-produced Eight with Justin Sullivan.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eight

    āt, n. the cardinal number one above seven: the figure (8 or viii.) denoting eight.—adj. noting the number eight.—adjs. and ns. Eight′een, eight and ten, twice nine; Eight′eenmō, same as Octodecimo (q.v.); Eight′eenth, the ordinal number corresponding to eighteen.—n. Eight′foil (her.), an eight-leaved grass.—adjs. Eight′fold, eight times any quantity; Eighth, the ordinal number corresponding to eight.—n. an eighth part.—adv. Eighth′ly, in the eighth place.—adjs. and ns. Eight′ieth, the ordinal number corresponding to eighty; Eight′y, eight times ten, fourscore.—An eight, a crew of a rowing-boat, consisting of eight oarsmen; An eight-oar, or simply Eight, the boat itself; An eight days, a week; Figure of eight, a figure shaped like an 8 made in skating; Piece of eight, a Spanish coin; The eights, annual bumping boat-races which take place in the summer term in Oxford and Cambridge between the various colleges. [A.S. eahta; Ger. acht, L. octo, Gr. oktō.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'eight' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #847

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'eight' in Written Corpus Frequency: #193

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eight in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of eight in a Sentence

  1. Emily Petroff:

    Finding one in real-time has been the goal for a while because we would then be able to act on it and mobilize other telescopes to look that way, we did this in the case of this real-time discovery, but we didn't get on the target until about eight hours later with other telescopes, at which time nothing was found.

  2. Former President George W. Bush:

    For eight years, Dick stood by my side and always did what was right for our nation. I could not ask for a better vice president than Dick Cheney, he's a good man who loves his country and really loves his family.

  3. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar:

    Over the years, I think we have seen just how devastating that is, and when I was there, I worked hard on, for instance, doing more when it came to white collar crime, doing more with drug courts. And while here were still disparities in our system, like there were any, we had still managed in the eight years to reduce the African-American incarceration rate by 12 %.

  4. Police Kavita Jalan:

    The eight-year-old boy was found by police gasping between the dead bodies.

  5. Robert Frost:

    By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.

Images & Illustrations of eight

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