eighth

[ eytth, eyth ]
/ eɪtθ, eɪθ /

adjective

next after the seventh.
being one of eight equal parts.

noun

an eighth part, especially of one (⅛).
the eighth member of a series.
Music. octave.

adverb

in the eighth place; eighthly.

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Origin of eighth

before 1000; Middle English eightethe, Old English eahtotha; cognate with Old High German ahtoda, Old Norse āttandi, Gothic ahtud-. See eight, -th2
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British Dictionary definitions for eighth

eighth
/ (eɪtθ) /

adjective

(usually prenominal)
  1. 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
  2. (as noun)the eighth in line

noun

  1. one of eight equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, measurement, etc
  2. (as modifier)an eighth part
the fraction equal to one divided by eight (1/8)
another word for octave

adverb

Also: eighthly after the seventh person, position, event, etc
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