Eight (?), n. [See Ait.]

An island in a river; an ait.

[Obs.] "Osiers on their eights."



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Eight, a. [AS. eahta; akin to OS. ahto, OFries. achta, D. & G. acht, OHG. ahto, Icel. atta, Sw. �x86;tta, Dan. otte, Goth. ahtau, Lith. asztni, Ir. & Gael. ochd, W. wyth, Armor. eich, eiz, L. octo, Gr. , Skr. ashan. . Cf. Octave.]

Seven and one; as, eight years.


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Eight (?), n.


The number greater by a unit than seven; eight units or objects.


A symbol representing eight units, as 8 or viii.


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