Eight meaning

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Any group of eight people or things, as a crew of eight oarsmen.
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Totaling one more than seven.
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The eighth in a set or sequence.
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The cardinal number between seven and nine; 8; VIII.
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Anything shaped like an 8, as a figure in skating.
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The digit/figure 8.
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(playing cards) Any of the four cards in a normal deck with the value eight.
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(nautical) A light, narrow rowing boat, especially one used in competitive rowing, steered by a cox, in which a eight rowers each have two oars.
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(rowing, especially in plural) A race in which such craft participate.
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An island in a river; an ait.
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Eight (8) is a number that comes after 7 and before 9.

The number (8) between 7 and 9 is an example of eight.

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The cardinal number equal to 7 + 1.
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Something having eight parts, units, or members, especially:
  • (sports) An eight-oared racing shell.
  • An eight-cylinder engine or motor vehicle.
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Origin of eight

  • Middle English eighte from Old English eahta oktō(u) in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English eight, aught, eahte, ahte, from Old English eahta (“eight”), from Proto-Germanic *ahtōu (“eight”), from Proto-Indo-European *oḱtṓw. Cognate with Scots aucht (“eight”), West Frisian acht (“eight”), Dutch acht (“eight”), Low German acht (“eight”), German acht (“eight”), Swedish åtta (“eight”), Icelandic átta (“eight”), Latin octo (“eight”), Ancient Greek ὀκτώ (oktō), Irish ocht (“eight”).

    From Wiktionary

  • See ait.

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