eighty-eight

adjective
being eight more than eighty
Syn: ↑88, ↑lxxxviii
Similar to: ↑cardinal

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I. \\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
: being one more than 87 in number

eighty-eight years

— see number table
II. pronoun, plural in construction
: 88 countable persons or things not specified but under consideration and being enumerated

eighty-eight are here

eighty-eight were found

III. noun
1. : eight and 80 : four times 22 : eight times 11
2.
a. : 88 units or objects

a total of eighty-eight

b. : a group or set of 88
3. : the numerable quantity symbolized by the arabic numerals 88
4. : the 88th in a set or series
5. [so called from the standard number of keys] slang : piano
6. : an 88 millimeter gun

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/ay"tee ayt"/, n.
1. a cardinal number, 80 plus 8.
2. a symbol for this number, as 88 or LXXXVIII.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
4. Slang. the keys of a piano or the piano itself: tickle the old eighty-eight.
adj.
5. amounting to 88 in number.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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