Eight (8) is a number that comes after 7 and before 9.(noun)
The number (8) between 7 and 9 is an example of eight.
See eight in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME eighte < OE eahta, akin to Ger acht < IE base *oktō(u)- L octo, Gr oktō, OIr ocht
See eight in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English eighte
Origin: , from Old English eahta; see oktō(u) in Indo-European roots.
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