eight meaning

EN[eɪt] [-eɪt]

    Definition of eight in English Dictionary

  • NounPLeights
    1. The digit/figure 8.
      1. (playing cards) Any of the four cards in a normal deck with the value eight.
        1. (nautical) A light, narrow rowing boat, especially one used in competitive rowing, steered by a cox, in which eight rowers each have two oars.
          1. (rowing, especially in plural) A race in which such craft participate.
            1. An island in a river; an ait.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • Nick Damianidis, an owner, said the barrel had been hit seven or eight times since last summer by siphoners who strike in the night.
                • It took me eight years to get enough on the asshole to try and take him down.
                • Ten figures of eight cut in five minutes -- ice broken -- dreadful catastrophe -- a score of skaiters fell in -- Humane Society called out -- Drags and dragsmen in full cry.
              2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                • Eight animals (8/18) had variable amounts of subcutaneous edema, and 2/18 had serosanguineous peritoneal effusion.
                • Eight managers were turfed after the merger of the two companies.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                • Numerals
                Related Links:
                1. en eighteenth
                2. en eighth
                3. en eighty-five
                4. en eighty-four
                5. en eighty-two
                Source: Wiktionary
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                Meaning of eight for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "eight" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a numeral.
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                Definiteness: Level 9
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