Meaning of “eight” in the English Dictionary

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"eight" in British English

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uk /eɪt/ us /eɪt/

A1 the number 8:

She was eight (years old) when her family moved here.
We've got eight people coming to dinner.

More examples

  • The shops shut at eight o'clock on Wednesday evenings.
  • The sum of 13 and 8 is 21.
  • We've been married eight years.
  • There'll be eight for dinner, counting ourselves.
  • Can you read this figure? Is it a three or an eight?

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

"eight" in American English

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us /eɪt/


Eight people are coming to dinner.

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