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1. a cardinal number, seven plus one.
2. a symbol for this number, as 8 or VIII.
3. a set of this many persons or things, as the crew of an eight-oared racing shell.
4. a playing card the face of which bears eight pips.
a. an automobile powered by an eight-cylinder engine.
b. an eight-cylinder engine.
amounting to eight in number.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.