Origin of eightMiddle English eighte from Old English eahta, akin to German acht from Indo-European base an unverified form okt?(u)- Classical Latin octo, Classical Greek okt?, Old Irish ocht
- the cardinal number between seven and nine; 8; VIII
- any group of eight people or things, as a crew of eight oarsmen
- something numbered eight or having eight units, as a playing card, throw of dice, etc.
- an engine with eight cylinders or an automobile with such an engine
- anything shaped like an , as a figure in skating