What does the word eighty mean?

Usage examples for eighty

  1. He is said to have died on his sandhill at the good old age of eighty- four, and to have been buried at a spot about a mile distant from it. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  2. A bishop keeps on saying at the age of eighty what he was told to say when he was a boy of eighteen, and consequently he always looks absolutely delightful. – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  3. At the Maine Experiment Station, such a selection gave a flock of layers which averaged about one hundred and eighty eggs, when the remainder of the flock yielded only one hundred and forty. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings