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eighth

 (ātth, āth)
n.
1. The ordinal number matching the number eight in a series.
2. One of eight equal parts.

[Middle English eighthe, from Old English eahtotha, from eahta, eight; see oktō(u) in Indo-European roots.]

eighth adv. & adj.

eighth

(eɪtθ)
adj
(Mathematics) (usually prenominal)
a. coming after the seventh and before the ninth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of eight: often written 8th
b. (as noun): the eighth in line.
n
1. (Mathematics)
a. one of eight equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, measurement, etc
b. (as modifier): an eighth part.
2. (Mathematics) the fraction equal to one divided by eight ()
3. (Music, other) another word for octave
adv
Also: eighthly after the seventh person, position, event, etc

eighth

(eɪtθ, eɪθ)

adj.
1. next after the seventh.
2. being one of eight equal parts.
n.
3. an eighth part, esp. of one (?).
4. the eighth member of a series.
adv.
5. in the eighth place; eighthly.
[before 1000; Middle English eightethe, Old English eahtotha. See eight, -th2]
eighth′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eighth - position eight in a countable series of thingseighth - position eight in a countable series of things
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
2.eighth - one part in eight equal parts
common fraction, simple fraction - the quotient of two integers
Adj.1.eighth - coming next after the seventh and just before the ninth in positioneighth - coming next after the seventh and just before the ninth in position
ordinal - being or denoting a numerical order in a series; "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh"
Translations
الثّامنالثَّامِنثُمُنثُمْن
osminaosmý
ottendeottendedel
oka
kahdeksaskahdeksasosakahdeksannes
osmiosmina
nyolcadiknyolcad
áttundiáttundi hluti
八番目八番目の
8분의 1여덟 번째의
aštuntaaštuntadalisaštuntas
osminaôsmy
osmiosmina
åttaåttondeåttondedelåttondel
ที่แปด
sekizinci1/88.ncisekizde bir
một phần támthứ tám

eighth

[eɪtθ]
A. ADJoctavo
the eighth floorel octavo piso
the eighth of Augustel ocho de agosto
eighth note (US) (Mus) → corchea f
B. Noctavo/a m/f; (= fraction) → octava parte f, octavo m
see fifth for usage

eighth

[ˈeɪtθ]
adjhuitième
the eighth floor → le huitième étage
n
(= fraction) → huitième m
an eighth of sth → un huitième de qch
(= date) the eighth of August → le huit aoûteighth-grader [ˌeɪtθˈgreɪdər] nélève mf de quatrièmeeighth note n (US) (= quaver) → croche f

eighth

adjachte(r, s)
n (= fraction)Achtel nt; (of series)Achte(r, s) ? sixth

eighth

[eɪtθ]
1. adjottavo/a
2. n (in series) → ottavo/a; (fraction) → ottavo
for usage see fifth

eight

(eit) noun
1. the number or figure 8. Four and four are/is/make eight.
2. the age of 8. children of eight and over.
3. the crew of an eight-oared racing boat. Did the Cambridge eight win?
adjective
1. 8 in number. eight people; He is eight years old.
2. aged 8. He is eight today.
eight-
having eight (of something). an eight-sided figure.
eighth (eitð) noun
1. one of eight equal parts. They each received an eighth of the money.
2. (also adjective) (the) last of eight (people, things etc); (the) next after the seventh. His horse was eighth in the race; Are you having another cup of coffee? That's your eighth (cup) this morning; Henry VIII (said as `Henry the Eighth').
ˈeight-year-old noun
a person or animal that is eight years old. Is this game suitable for an eight-year-old?
adjective
an eight-year-old child.
figure of eight
a pattern etc in the shape of the figure 8. The skater did a figure of eight.

eighth

الثَّامِن, ثُمُن osmina, osmý ottende, ottendedel Achtel, achter όγδοο, όγδοος octavo kahdeksas, kahdeksasosa huitième osmi, osmina ottavo 八番目, 八番目の 8분의 1, 여덟 번째의 achtste, een-achtste åttende, åttendedel ósemka, ósmy oitavo восьмая, восьмой åttonde, åttondel ที่แปด sekizinci một phần tám, thứ tám 八分之一, 第八的
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Damon, the morning of the eighth day after their desertion by the faithless Jacinto.
They pursued, and took me; and brought me on the eighth day to the Licks, where twenty-seven of my party were, three of them having previously returned home with the salt.
Jurgis stood for half a minute more, stammering his perplexity through an eighth of an inch of crack; and then, as there was really nothing more to be said, he excused himself and went away.
I mean parties that lived and died there - natives) come here, now and then, and inquire about our world, and when they find out it is so little that a streak of lightning can flash clear around it in the eighth of a second, they have to lean up against something to laugh.
She was delighted with the fortitude of her little friendfor fortitude she knew it was in her to give up being in company and stay at home; and she could now invite the very person whom she really wanted to make the eighth, Jane Fairfax.
By Night he fled, and at Midnight return'd From compassing the Earth, cautious of day, Since URIEL Regent of the Sun descri'd His entrance, and forewarnd the Cherubim That kept thir watch; thence full of anguish driv'n, The space of seven continu'd Nights he rode With darkness, thrice the Equinoctial Line He circl'd, four times cross'd the Carr of Night From Pole to Pole, traversing each Colure; On the eighth return'd, and on the Coast averse From entrance or Cherubic Watch, by stealth Found unsuspected way.
I will accomplish my promise,'' said Rebecca, and thou shalt bear thine armour on the eighth day from hence, if thou will grant me but one boon in the stead of the silver thou dost promise me.
The white rock, visible enough above the brush, was still some eighth of a mile further down the spit, and it took me a goodish while to get up with it, crawling, often on all fours, among the scrub.
Raoul and Christine ran, eager to escape from the roof and the blazing eyes that showed only in the dark; and they did not stop before they came to the eighth floor on the way down.
For seven days I hurried on, resting only when the darkness stopped me, and living chiefly upon cocoanuts, which afforded me both meat and drink, and on the eighth day I reached the seashore and saw a party of white men gathering pepper, which grew abundantly all about.
On the eighth night a fearful storm of wind and rain came on while the Herd-boy was on his way to bring the beautiful girl another bag of gold.
They choose a king, whom they call Lubo: every eighth year they carry their wives with them, and expose their children without any tenderness in the woods, it being prohibited, on pain of death, to take any care of those which are born in the camp.