a cardinal number, 80 plus 5.
a symbol for this number, as 85 or LXXXV.
a set of this many persons or things.


amounting to 85 in number.

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Contemporary Examples of eighty-five

Historical Examples of eighty-five

  • "Eighty-five," said the clerk; and the drummer and the Negro disappeared.

  • Your uncle's savings amounted to eighty-five thousand francs.

  • "Eighty-five," answered the mate quickly, and nudged the engineer with his elbow.

    End of the Tether

    Joseph Conrad

  • He must be eighty-five to-day, but he does not look a bit older than when I first came here.

    Amy Foster

    Joseph Conrad

  • There was a two dollar bill, two ones, and eighty-five cents in change.