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.


  1. eighth

    Eighth refers to each of the eight equal parts of something or the position that comes after the seventh and before the ninth in a series. It is also represented numerically as 1/8.

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. John Boehner:

    During my years here when I voted, I have the eighth most conservative voting record in the Congress. And it does pain me to be described as spineless or a squish.

  2. Alex Kursman:

    Because of Mr. Johnson’s and Mr. Hicks’ COVID diagnosis, the lethal injection protocol is essentially going to waterboard them to death, being waterboarded to death violates the Eighth Amendment.

  3. Mike Schur:

    We were preparing for them to say anything from, 'No, you guys are done after this year,' all the way to, 'No, we want a full season and possibly an eighth season,' they said, 'That sounds great. Let's do that.' And that was the end of the conversation.

  4. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri:

    On the eighth time, they died, unless we do something different, we will continue to see more lives lost. Three dead teenagers is not acceptable.

  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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