Meaning of “eighty” in the English Dictionary

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"eighty" in British English

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uk /ˈeɪ.ti/ us /ˈeɪ.t̬i/

A2 the number 80:

seventy-nine, eighty, eight-one
They've invited eighty (guests) to the wedding.

More examples

  • The computer screen displays eighty characters per line.
  • It's not unusual for a junior doctor to work a seventy or sometimes an eighty hour week.
  • We had eighty applicants for the job, but we've whittled them down to six.
  • Together they must earn over eighty thousand dollars a year.
  • My dad is going to be eighty on Sunday and we're having a big party to celebrate.

(Definition of “eighty” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eighty" in American English

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us /ˈeɪt̬·i/


I bought a package of eighty plastic cups.
an eighty-piece puzzle

(Definition of “eighty” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)