noun, plural eight·ies.
Examples from the Web for eighty
For the first year and a half of operation, they bottled only eighty cases per day, manually.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The cases share a kind of morbidity: A man, eighty, is pronounced dead after thirty minutes of CPR.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead|Sandeep Jauhar|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eighty percent of women will never press charges, and in most cases, will never tell anyone.‘Brave Miss World’: Linor Abargil on Her Journey From Rape Victim to Beauty Queen to Activist|Linor Abargil|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eighty years after its publication, the eipc saga of croft farmers and their struggles is still selling steadily.
Eighty percent of American families did not buy a book in the last year.Richard Hofstadter and America’s New Wave of Anti-Intellectualism|David Masciotra|March 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We took the wind through the night, and in the morning we were eighty miles from Corfu, which I determined to reach by rowing.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
In a parish near Glasgow, Eaglesham, eighty children are said to have died of smallpox in 1713.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
He be verily an old man, he be over eighty years old, but there be somewhat of the first of him left.Giles Corey, Yeoman|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
This action incensed the emperor, who immediately dispatched an army of eighty thousand men against the city.
With five thousand infantry and one hundred and eighty cavalry he has advanced to a ford beyond the fork of Chateauguay.Canada: the Empire of the North|Agnes C. Laut
British Dictionary definitions for eighty
noun plural -ies
- amounting to eightyeighty pages of nonsense
- (as pronoun)eighty are expected