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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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Now when the spirits which were in the meadow had tarried seven days, on the eighth they were obliged to proceed on their journey, and, on the fourth day after, he said that they came to a place where they could see from above a line of light, straight as a column, extending right through the whole heaven and through the earth, in colour resembling the rainbow, only brighter and purer; another day's journey brought them to the place, and there, in the midst of the light, they saw the ends of the chains of heaven let down from above: for this light is the belt of heaven, and holds together the circle of the universe, like the under-girders of a trireme.