Definition of Eighty-eight

1. Adjective. Being eight more than eighty.

Exact synonyms: 88, Lxxxviii
Similar to: Cardinal

Definition of Eighty-eight

1. Cardinal numeral. Number between eighty-seven and eighty-nine; decimal 88 ¹

2. Cardinal numeral. An abbreviation for 'Hugs and kisses' in amateur radio. Used especially in Morse code. ¹

3. Cardinal numeral. (context: slang) A piano (from the number of keys) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eighty-eight

eightness
eightpence
eightpences
eightpenny
eightpenny nail
eightplex
eightplexes
eights
eightscore
eightsies
eightsome
eightsomes
eightvo
eightvos
eighty
eighty-eight (current term)
eighty-eighth
eighty-fifth
eighty-first
eighty-firsts
eighty-five
eighty-four
eighty-fourth
eighty-nine
eighty-ninth
eighty-one
eighty-oneth
eighty-second
eighty-seven
eighty-seventh

Literary usage of Eighty-eight

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1. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"The section of land granted by the act of May twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, to the Territory of Wyoming for a fish hatchery and other ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Five special committees, each presided over by a cardinal and having together eighty-eight consultora, prepared the plan ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"... and four thousand three hundred and eighty-eight houses, which, for their size or beauty, deserved to be distinguished from the multitude of plebeian ..."

4. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1850)
"On the county of Laurens, four hundred seventy-five dollars and eighty-eight cents. On the county of Pulaski, six hundred and sixty-four dollars. ..."

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