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Definition of the noun eighties

What does eighties mean as a name of something?


  1. the decade from 1880 to 1889
  2. the decade from 1980 to 1989
  3. the time of life between 80 and 90
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • synonym of eighties: mid-eighties
    • more generic term: time of life = a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
    • part of: age / eld / geezerhood / old age / years = a late time of life


Who is Eighties?

Eighties a.k.a. Dave Oliver is a musical artist.


  1. "Eighties" is Killing Joke's first single from their fifth studio album, Night Time. It was originally released in April, 1984 under E'G Records as a 12" and 7" single and was produced by Chris Kimsey. The 12" single A-side featured the track "Eighties" with "Eighties" and "Eighties" as B-sides. The 7" single exempted the "Serious Dance Mix" and instead, featured "Eighties" as the A-side. Also, the 7" single was sold with a bonus 7" single of "Let's All Go". The single reached number sixty in the UK Singles Chart, but received less recognition than the 1991 song "Come as You Are" by the USA band Nirvana, which had a similar riff. A short snippet of "Eighties" was the opening theme to the short-lived 2002 Fox sitcom That '80s Show.
  2. "Eighties" is a musical single of Killing Joke.
    • released in (31 years ago)
  3. "Eighties" is a musical single of Yilmaz Altanhan.
  4. "Eighties" is a musical album of M.A.L..

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Google previewIIMA-Leading from the Top (2016)

Directors Who Make the Difference by N Balasubramanian

Johnson and Johnson's handling of the Tylenol disaster that hit them in the nineteen eighties is an instance of successful containment of the ill effects to its reputation. [Case summary 7.1: Tylenol Disaster Management at Johnson & Johnson].

Google previewChambers Junior School Dictionary

eighty noun and adjective: eighties 1 Eighty is the number 80: ...

Google previewRoutledge International Encyclopedia of Women (2004)

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge by Cheris Kramarae, Dale Spender

However, a new group of poets did emerge: the visimdesyatniki, “poets of the eighties,” notable for a multiplicity of styles, techniques, and themes. This group included Natalya Bilotserkivets (b. 1954) and Oksana Zabushko (b. i960), who is ...

Google previewThe New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations (2003)

by Robert Andrews

The eighties are a long story about fun, greed and money. The eighties are what happened when what looked like the majority went out and took what the minority had previously thought of as its own. It was a bloodless revolution.

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Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age. (Florida Scott-Maxwell)
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Scrabble value of E1I1G2H4T1I1E1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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