noun see 1080

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  • Ten-eighty — 1080 or ten eight•y [[t]ˈtɛnˈeɪ ti[/t]] n. chem. sodium fluoroacetate • Etymology: 1940–45; orig. a laboratory serial number …   From formal English to slang

  • ten-eighty — noun see 1080 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eighty — Eight y, n. 1. The sum of eight times ten; eighty units or objects. [1913 Webster] 2. A symbol representing eighty units, or ten eight times repeated, as 80 or lxxx. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eighty Years' War — Relief of Leiden after the siege, 1574. Date 1568 1648 Location …   Wikipedia

  • eighty — [āt′ē] adj. [ME eighteti < OE (hund)eahtatig: see EIGHT & TY2] eight times ten n. pl. eighties the cardinal number between seventy nine and eighty one; 80; LXXX the eighties the numbers or years, as of a century, from eighty through eighty… …   English World dictionary

  • Eighty — Eight y, a. [AS. eahtatig, where the ending tig is akin to English ten; cf. G. achtzig. See {Eight}, and {Ten}.] Eight times ten; fourscore. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ten — (t[e^]n), a. [AS. t[=e]n, ti[ e]n, t[=y]n, t[=e]ne; akin to OFries. tian, OS. tehan, D. tien, G. zehn, OHG. zehan, Icel. t[=i]u, Sw. tio, Dan. ti, Goth. ta[ i]hun, Lith. deszimt, Russ. desiate, W. deg, Ir. & Gael. deich, L. decem, Gr. de ka, Skr …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eighty — eigteti (late 13c.), from EIGHT (Cf. eight) + TY (Cf. ty) (1). Replacing O.E. hundeahtatig, with hund ten. Related: Eightieth …   Etymology dictionary

  • eighty — ► CARDINAL NUMBER (pl. eighties) ▪ ten less than ninety; 80. (Roman numeral: lxxx or LXXX.) DERIVATIVES eightieth ordinal number …   English terms dictionary

  • eighty — noun (plural eighties) Etymology: Middle English eighty, adjective, from Old English eahtatig, short for hundeahtatig, noun, group of eighty, from hund , literally, hundred + eahta eight + tig group of ten; akin to Old English tīen ten Date:… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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