Eight - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |eɪt|  American pronunciation of the word eight
Brit.  |eɪt|  British pronunciation of the word eight

noun

- the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one (syn: 8, eighter, octad, octet, octonary, ogdoad, viii)
- a group of United States painters founded in 1907 and noted for their realistic depictions of sordid aspects of city life
- one of four playing cards in a deck with eight pips on the face (syn: eight-spot)

adjective

- being one more than seven (syn: 8, viii)

Examples

It's only eight days till Christmas.

They woke at eight (=eight o'clock).

My parents died when I was eight (=eight years old).

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