Part of speech:

Combining forms, signifying " eight"; as, octagon, octangle, octillion, octogenarian, octopus.

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Usage examples "oct":

  1. An imperative telegram recalled Robert to Chicago and business; but not till he had won a definite promise from Sara that the marriage should take place the following October. - "Sara, a Princess", Fannie E. Newberry.
  2. Shakespeare, I think, took little interest in the character of Octavius, and he has not made it wholly clear. - "Oxford Lectures on Poetry", Andrew Cecil Bradley.
  3. 15, 1917. Cleveland Advocate, Oct 5, Sept. - "Negro Migration during the War", Emmett J. Scott.