from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The cardinal number equal to 7 + 1.
- noun The eighth in a set or sequence.
- noun Something having eight parts, units, or members, especially.
- noun Sports An eight-oared racing shell.
- noun An eight-cylinder engine or motor vehicle.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An obsolete spelling of
- noun In meter, in lines of eight syllables.
- noun In companies or ‘teams’ of eight.
- noun In printing, containing eight pages only: said of a type-form or a printed and folded sheet.
- One more than seven: a cardinal numeral.
- noun A number, the sum of seven and one.
- noun A symbol representing eight units, as 8, or VIII; or viii; hence, a curved outline in the shape of the figure 8.
- noun A playing-card having eight spots or pips.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete An island in a river; an ait.
- adjective Seven and one.
- noun The number greater by a unit than seven; eight units or objects.
- noun A symbol representing eight units, as 8 or viii.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun cardinal A
numerical valueequal to 8; the numberoccurring after sevenand before nine.
- noun Describing a set or group with eight components.
- noun The digit/figure 8.
- noun playing cards Any of the four cards in a normal deck with the value eight.
- noun nautical A light, narrow
rowing boat, especially one used in competitive rowing, steered by a cox, in which a eight rowerseach have two oars
- noun rowing, especially in plural A
racein which such craft participate
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
- noun one of four playing cards in a deck with eight pips on the face
- noun a group of United States painters founded in 1907 and noted for their realistic depictions of sordid aspects of city life
- adjective being one more than seven
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
'It must be -- eight o'clock' -- said the gasping voice -- '_eight o'clock_;' and the tone became a whisper, as though the idea thus half involuntarily revealed had been drawn jealously back into the strongholds of consciousness.
'It must be -- eight o'clock,' said the gasping voice -- '_eight o'clock_;' and the tone became a whisper, as though the idea thus half involuntarily revealed had been drawn jealously back into the strongholds of consciousness.
On the day of the new moon, a particular observation was made upon the tide in Malay Road; and it was high water at ten minutes past eight in the morning, or nearly _eight hours and a quarter after_ the moon had passed the lower meridian; and the rise was ten feet two inches.
Overall, in terms of the classification of the index at the two-digit level, it is seen that, during May 2010, as many as eight industry groups out of the total of 17, had recorded a growth on eight% and more as compared to four a year ago while the number of industry groups that had shown a negative growth had dropped to two from eight.
According to the swinging of the ship in the evenings, the flood tide ceased to run at eight hours and a half after the moon passed the upper meridian, whereas in the mornings it ceased seven hours and a half after the moon passed below; whether the same difference took place in the times of high water by the shore, I cannot tell; but if the mean of the morning's and evening's tides be taken as the time of high water, it will follow _eight hours after_ the moon, the same nearly as in Malay Road.
Spa Sublime Day Spa*, Blue Mountains two eight two eight*, Central NSW
How odd that eight lines should have given birth, I really think, to _eight thousand_, including _all_ that has been said, and will be on the subject! "
One Iraqi in eight is killed by illness or violence by the age of 5.
The upset win was achieved and, for the first time in this tournament, the French played with flair reminiscent of that with which they won the title eight years ago.
The team with the second-best record took the title eight times.