What does Eighth mean?

Definitions for Eighth
eɪtθ, eɪθeighth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eighthnoun

    position eight in a countable series of things

  2. one-eighth, eighthadjective

    one part in eight equal parts

  3. eighth, 8thadjective

    coming next after the seventh and just before the ninth in position


  1. eighthnoun

    (eighth ones is used for the plural) The person or thing in the eighth position.

  2. eighthnoun

    One of eight equal parts of a whole.

  3. eighthnoun

    An "eighth" of an ounce equalling approximately 3.5 grams in marijuana or other drugs.

  4. eighthadjective

    The ordinal form of the number eight.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Eighthadjective

    Next in order to the seventh; the ordinal of eight.

    Etymology: from eight.

    Another yet? —— A seventh! I’ll see no more;
    And yet the eighth appears! William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    In the eighth month should be the reign of Saturn. Francis Bacon.

    I stay reluctant seven continu’d years,
    And water her ambrosial couch with tears;
    The eighth, she voluntary moves to part,
    Or urg’d by Jove, or her own changeful heart. Alexander Pope, Odyss.


  1. Eighth

    Eighth is ordinal form of the number eight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eighthadjective

    next in order after the seventh

  2. Eighthadjective

    consisting of one of eight equal divisions of a thing

  3. Eighthnoun

    the quotient of a unit divided by eight; one of eight equal parts; an eighth part

  4. Eighthnoun

    the interval of an octave

  5. Etymology: [AS. eahtoa.]

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Eighth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3065

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Eighth in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Eighth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Eighth in a Sentence

  1. Chief Hayden:

    This is our eighth officer shot in the line of duty, trying to do the job, that's all they're trying to do, and they're, they're suffering under gunfire.

  2. Jennifer Bonjean:

    Mr. Kelly was placed on suicide watch for purely punitive reasons in violation of his Eighth Amendment rights, mDC has a policy of placing high profile individuals under the harsh conditions of suicide watch whether they are suicidal or not. MDC Brooklyn is being run like a gulag.

  3. Zach Braff:

    There's tons of secrecy surrounding this eighth and final season of HBO's hit show and Zach Braff had some fun with that.He posted a photo of Zach Braff with actor Kit Harington, who portrays one of the main characters, Jon Snow.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I think we can say, the eighth wonder of the world. This is the eighth wonder of the world.

  5. Lisala Folau:

    On the eighth time I thought, the next time I go underwater that's it, because my arms were the only things that were keeping me above water, so the ninth time I went under and came up and grabbed a log. And that's what kept me going.

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