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

Wiktionary

  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.

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

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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Tyler Gilbert:

    It was weird, I wasn't nervous at all, i felt like I should have been. I don't know why. I just kept going out there and doing my thing. I was really nervous before the game, leading up to the game. But after the three-pitch eighth inning, I was like, ‘This is possibly going to happen.’.

  3. 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.

  4. Jonathan McDowell:

    We expect it to reenter sometime between the eighth and 10th of May. And in that two-day period, it goes around the world 30 times, the thing is traveling at like 18,000 miles an hour. And so if you're an hour out at guessing when it comes down, you're 18,000 miles out in saying where.

  5. Kathy Guillermo:

    It sounds like it, doesn't it? I mean, it's an experiment that an eighth-grade science student could figure out is totally meaningless, but no, unfortunately, we did not.

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