noun (used with a singular verb)
Definition for eights (2 of 2)
- an automobile powered by an eight-cylinder engine.
- an eight-cylinder engine.
Origin of eight
Can be confusedate eight
Examples from the Web for eights
In this term the pair-oared races are also rowed, generally before the Eights.Rowing|Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
The Reverend Mr. Smith spread out four eights and rose impressively.
The lot is divided into two eights, as evenly matched as possible, which are coached separately.An American at Oxford|John Corbin
In the midst of the excitement the Pornell students made one spare and a seven, two eights and a nine.The Putnam Hall Champions|Arthur M. Winfield
I'm not a sentimentalist, but I liked the Eights, and I mean to keep this souvenir.An American Girl in London|Sara Jeannette Duncan
British Dictionary definitions for eights
- a racing shell propelled by eight oarsmen
- the crew of such a shell
- amounting to eight
- (as pronoun)I could only find eight
Related formsRelated prefixes: octa-, octo-
Word Origin for eight
Idioms and Phrases with eights
see behind the eight ball.