eight: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (āt), [key]
— n.
  1. a cardinal number, seven plus one.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 8 or VIII.
  3. a set of this many persons or things, as the crew of an eight-oared racing shell.
  4. a playing card the face of which bears eight pips.
    1. an automobile powered by an eight-cylinder engine.
    2. an eight-cylinder engine.
  1. amounting to eight in number.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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