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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eight, 8, VIII, eighter, eighter from Decatur, octad, ogdoad, octonary, octetnoun

    the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one

  2. Ashcan School, Eightnoun

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

  3. eight-spot, eightadjective

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

  4. eight, 8, viiiadjective

    being one more than seven


  1. eightnoun

    The digit/figure 8.

  2. eightnoun

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

  3. eightnoun

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

  4. eightnoun

    A race in which such craft participate

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. EIGHTadjective

    Twice four. A word of number.

    Etymology: eahta, Saxon; ahta, Gothick; acht, Scottish.

    This island contains eight score and eight miles in circuit. George Sandys, Journey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eightnoun

    an island in a river; an ait

  2. Eightadjective

    seven and one; as, eight years

  3. Eightnoun

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

  4. Eightnoun

    a symbol representing eight units, as 8 or viii

  5. Etymology: [See Ait.]


  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.]

British National Corpus

  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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  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. Hailu Gebremariam:

    We have whittled down potential sites from eight to three, all of which are within 60 to 70 km (37 to 44 miles) from Addis Ababa, once approved, the construction is only a question of four or five years.

  2. Robert Mueller:

    Russians massively intervened in 2016 and they are prepared to do so again in voting that is set to begin a mere eight months from now.

  3. Ford Smart Mobility LLC:

    I knew seven, eight years ago that our industry was going to change and change dramatically.

  4. Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar:

    We've lived here for eight centuries, if you live in an area for that long, you tend to develop social and political capital.

  5. Dedrique Taylor:

    I first heard it and was exposed to it because I think at the time the NBA was using it and they referenced Synergy this and Synergy that and it was during a time where it was really fortunate to be a Arizona State where he had a video coordinator, we had an assistant video coordinator and I think we had like seven or eight managers, a video coordinator at the time was into that stuff. He was really into the technology part of the basketball world. A lot of NBA guys, coaches, scouts, they would come through Arizona State and they mentioned it a lot.

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