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Eight is sometimes a misspelling of eighth.

The word eight is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun eight

What does eight mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: eights

  1. the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
  2. a group of United States painters founded in 1907 and noted for their realistic depictions of sordid aspects of city life
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of Eight: Ashcan School
    • more generic terms: school = a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers; art movement / artistic movement = a group of artists who agree on general principles
  3. one of four playing cards in a deck with eight pips on the face
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of eight: eight-spot
    • more generic word: spot = a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value

Alternative definition of the noun eight


  1. The digit/figure 8.
  2. [context: playing cards] Any of the four cards in a normal deck with the value eight.
  3. [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
  4. [rowing, especially in plural] A race in which such craft participate

Specialised definition of the noun eight

Glossary of sports / rowing

an eight-oared boat with eight rowers and a cox (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the adjective eight

What does eight mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: eighter |

  1. being one more than seven

Other definitions of eight

What does eight also mean?


  1. [cardinal] A numerical value equal to 8; the number occurring after seven and before nine.
  2. Describing a set or group with eight components.


  1. "Eight" is a 13 minute, 1998 short film directed by Stephen Daldry, written by Tim Clague and produced by Working Title Films.
  2. "Eight" a.k.a. "8: The Mormon Proposition": Mormons in California and Utah, following their prophet's call to action, wage spiritual warfare, fueled with money and religious fervor, against LGBT citizens and their fight for equality. This exploration of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ involvement in the passage of California's Proposition 8 reveals a secretive, decades-long campaign against lesbians’ and gays’ right to marriage.
  3. "EIGHT" is a film.
    • starring: Rin Aoki
    • genre: Pornographic film

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Eight

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Google previewDyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia

by Dyke Andrew Lee

Figure III—King Eight Cylinder, Model ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rhode Island Indians (2001)

Indians of Rhode Island and Easterns (Sic) Woodlands by Donald Ricky

Articles of a convention concluded in the city of Washington, this first day of April, one thousand eight hundred and fifty, by and between Ardavan S. Loughery, commissioner especially appointed by the President of the United States, and the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Oklahoma (1999)

by Nancy Capace

Hughes County: -- Beginning on the township line between townships nine and ten North, at the southwest corner of section thirty-five, township ten North, range eight East; thence east along said township line to its intersection with the range ...

Google previewThe Cooks and Confectioners Dictionary; Or, The Accomplish'd Housewifes Companion ... (1723)

by John Nott

STRAIN eight Eggs into a Quart of Cream, season it with Salt, Sugar, and Nutmeg sliced; then slice a penny Loaf and a half of fine Bread verythin into a Dish with the Cream and Eggs; put in a handful of Raisins of the Sun boil'd with fresh ...

Google previewOhio Historic Places Dictionary (2008)

by Editorial Staff, State History Publications, LLC

It consists of an area of approximately twenty- nine acres, comprising portions of eight residential blocks on the west side of the village of Chagrin Falls, and bordering on the Chagrin River. It includes some six dozen houses in the Greek ...

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Quotes about Eight

For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work. (Doug Larson)
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Scrabble value of E1I1G2H4T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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