eight


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eight \Eight\ ([=a]t), n.
   1. The number greater by a unit than seven; eight units or
      objects.
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   2. A symbol representing eight units, as 8 or viii.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eight \Eight\ ([=a]t), n. [See Ait.]
   An island in a river; an ait. [Obs.] "Osiers on their
   eights." --Evelyn.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eight \Eight\ ([=a]t), a. [AS. eahta; akin to OS. ahto, OFries.
   achta, D. & G. acht, OHG. ahto, Icel. [=a]tta, Sw. [*a]tta,
   Dan. otte, Goth. ahtau, Lith. aszt[*u]ni, Ir. & Gael. ochd,
   W. wyth, Armor. eich, eiz, L. octo, Gr. 'oktw`, Skr.
   ash[.t]an. [root]306. Cf. Octave.]
   Seven and one; as, eight years.
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