Encyclopedia > Eight

  Article Content


Eight (8) is the natural number following seven and preceding nine.

Eight is a composite number, its proper divisors being 1, 2, and 4.

8 is the base of the octal number system, which is mostly used with computers.

A polygon with eight sides is an octagon[?].

Eight is also:

  • Eight (八 pinyin ba1) is considered a lucky number in Chinese culture because it sounds like the word "prosper" (發 pinyin fa1).
  • In Buddhism, the Eightfold Path is the way to spiritual progress
  • October was the eighth month in the Roman calendar, August is currently the eighth month.
  • Eight cannot be said by a wizard on the Discworld and is also the number of Bel-Shamharoth.
  • Eight was represented in bingo slang, before political correctness as 'One Fat Lady.' Eighty-eight is 'Two Fat Ladies'.
  • "Eight maids a milking"
  • The number on Walt Disney's Herbie[?] adds up to eight.
  • The number of musicians in an octet.

For the year AD 8, see 8.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Johann Karl Friedrich Rosenkranz

... zu Hegels Encyklopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften (1871). Two other of his works on Hegel are important, the Leben Hegels (1844) and the Hege ...

This page was created in 33.3 ms