- a cardinal number, 80 plus 7.
- a symbol for this number, as 87 or LXXXVII.
- a set of this many persons or things.
- amounting to 87 in number.
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Examples from the Web for eighty-seven
Eighty-seven percent of New Yorkers stopped are black or Latino.In America, You’re Still Your Skin Color
Christopher A. Darden, Michele Noble
July 21, 2013
Eighty-seven percent said yep, the weekend golfer and father of two sure is.Poll: Daily Beast Readers on Obama Approval, GOP & Odds of a Romney Win
September 7, 2012
In America, when asked eighty-seven percent of the public favored building more wind farms.Winds of Change: A Status Report
Daily Beast Promotions
January 18, 2011
Yes, it was as M'sieu said, eighty-seven--that is, counting himself.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
"Eighty-seven pounds, after paying all my expenses," she exclaimed.Cleo The Magnificent
By noon we had steamed eighty-seven miles since leaving Kudat.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Of passengers we had, all told, four hundred and eighty-seven.A Woman who went to Alaska
May Kellogg Sullivan
Of the class of eighty-seven only thirty-nine were graduated.
- cricket a score traditionally regarded as being unlucky
possibly because 13 less than a century