Eight vs Goat - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between eight and goat

is that eight is the digit/figure 8 or eight can be an island in a river; an ait while goat is (uk|politics|informal) a member of the "government of all the talents" proposed by british prime minister (gordon brown).

As a numeral eight

is (cardinal) a numerical value equal to ; the number occurring after seven and before nine.



(wikipedia eight)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), (m), (m), (m), from (etyl) .

Alternative forms

* * Western (Arabic) numerals: * (Roman numerals): VIII


  • (cardinal) A numerical value equal to ; the number occurring after seven and before nine.
  • He works eight hours a day.
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  • Jon & Kate Plus 8'' is a show based on two facts: 1)''' Jon and Kate Gosselin have '''eight''' children, and '''2)''' the word ‘Kate’ rhymes with the word ‘' eight ’. One suspects that if Kate were ever to have another child, a shady network executive would urge her to put it in a binbag with a brick and drop it down a well. But this is just a horrifying tangent.
  • Describing a set or group with eight components.
  • See also


    (en noun)
  • The digit/figure 8.
  • (playing cards) Any of the four cards in a normal deck with the value eight.
  • (nautical) A light, narrow rowing boat, especially one used in competitive rowing, steered by a cox, in which a eight rowers each have two oars
  • (rowing, especially in plural) A race in which such craft participate
  • Derived terms
    * eight ball * eighty * figure eight * number eight * piece of eight
    See also
    * *

    Etymology 2

    See ait.


    (en noun)
  • An island in a river; an ait.
  • * Evelyn
  • osiers on their eights
    (Webster 1913)




    (wikipedia goat) (en noun)
  • A mammal, Capra aegagrus hircus'', and similar species of the genus ''Capra .
  • (slang) A lecherous man.
  • * etymology: from the slang term "horny as a goat"
  • (informal) A scapegoat.
  • * 2008 , "Tigers already miss Jones", in Royal Oak Daily Tribune (Michigan), Aug 6, 2008
  • Fernando Rodney, the goat in Sunday's 10th inning loss to Tampa Bay, threw three nearly perfect innings in relief on Tuesday after being demoted from the closer role.
  • * 1997 , "", Game 7, bottom 11th inning, TV broadcast on NBC Sports, early morning October 27, 1997; words by Bob Costas
  • Tony Fernández, who has worn hero's laurels throughout the postseason including earlier in this seventh game of the World Series, now cruel as it may seem, perhaps being fitted for goat horns.
  • Nickname for the Pontiac GTO
  • Synonyms

    * See also


    * (group of goats) tribe, herd

    Derived terms

    * act the goat * billygoat * get one's goat * goat's breath * goatfish * goatee * goatherd * goatish * goatpox * mountain goat * scapegoat

    See also

    * chevon * ewe * herd * hircine * kid * ram * tribe *


    (en verb)
  • To allow goats to feed on.
  • * 1918 , Agricultural Experiment Station, Director's Biennial Report - Page 51
  • Rape and clover has yielded 283 sheep days of pasture, practically dry weather For the coming year it is planned to goat this area continuously
  • To scapegoat.
  • * 2001 , "A worthy Rusch to judgment", in USA Today , July 15, 2001
  • John Rocker, meanwhile, was spared from getting goated because he didn't blow a save


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