Eighty - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeɪti|  American pronunciation of the word eighty
Brit.  |ˈeɪti|  British pronunciation of the word eighty

noun

- the cardinal number that is the product of ten and eight (syn: 80, fourscore, lxxx)

adjective

- being ten more than seventy (syn: 80, fourscore, lxxx)

Examples

The temperature rose to the high eighties.

She is in her mid-eighties.

He is over eighty.

Fred had taken the wise step of depositing the eighty pounds with his mother.

He is over eighty .

She's over eighty now, but still as fit as a fiddle (=very fit).

Phileas Fogg, hero of Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days

Eighty per cent of sewage is piped directly into the sea.

Eighty percent of the vote was the threshold for approval of the plan.

Despite her eighty years, Elsie was full of vitality.

A good shearer shears seventy or eighty sheep in a day.

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