The Collaborative International Dictionary
Eighty \Eight"y\, a. [AS. eahtatig, where the ending -tig is akin to English ten; cf. G. achtzig. See Eight, and Ten.] Eight times ten; fourscore.
Eighty \Eight"y\, n.
The sum of eight times ten; eighty units or objects.
A symbol representing eighty units, or ten eight times repeated, as 80 or lxxx.
n. the cardinal number that is the product of ten and eight [syn: 80, LXXX, fourscore]
num. The cardinal number occurring after seventy-nine and before eighty-one, represented in Roman numerals as LXXX and in Arabic numerals as 80.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
eigteti (late 13c.), from eight + -ty (1). Replacing Old English hundeahtatig, with hund- "ten." Related: Eightieth.
Usage examples of "eighty".
These were the silent, empty remains of the accelerator ring that had once circled the planet, that had created the antimatter that fueled its economy, that had berthed its ships, warehoused its goods, and supported the lives of eighty million people.
His field of vision contracted until it embraced only the clock and the accelerometer, fifteen g, and four hundred and eighty seconds to go.
Clodius Afer, tilting his head to peer at the curving surface of the ceiling eighty feet above.
School, which stood at the border between Ileadh and Annar, and then a farther eighty along the Bard Road to Edinur, where they would turn north and cross the Aldern River.
Above eighty gun-boats and bomb-ketches were to second the operations of the floating batteries, together with a multitude of frigates and smaller vessels, while the combined fleets of France and Spain amounting to fifty sail of the line, were to cover and support the attack.
As for their view of pragmatists, a succinct summation was first uttered in frustration by Representative Dick Armey of Texas in the late eighties, when Republicans were the long-standing minority in Congress.
He had a tolerably large escort: two hundred Hebrian arquebusiers and swordsmen and eighty heavy cavalry armed with lances and paired matchlock pistols.
This central nervous system stimulant, used by more than eighty million Americans, is the only food ingredient that actually mimics the stress response, giving you an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, and glucose availability to the brain that increases alertness.
So you, at eighty years, can maybe run avay, and shtay up late at night vith naked girls?
It would have been an absurd misfortune that eighty men stationed in that bailiwick should, for the sake of a few louis and a few ells of English cloth, have occasioned the confiscation of Hamburg, French, and Dutch property to the amount of 80,000,000 francs.
Un-adorned metal boxes, beaders use minute particles of glass oxide impact beads and around eighty pounds of air pressure to blast rust and peeling paint off car parts.
Silver-framed photos lined the walls: Beefer and a plump, smiling woman surrounded by children dressed for the sixties, seventies, eighties.
When the old bibliomaniac died, aged eighty, Halliwell was energetic in repairing the roof of Middle Hill, finding a buyer for it, and breaking the entail on the estate.
Hastings Bleer, the maker of Oxotone, who claimed that he intended to begin life at eighty!
Beneath the spaceplane the sea was stained with mud, a grubby brown blemish extending for seventy to eighty kilometres out from the boggy shore.