The Collaborative International Dictionary
Eighth \Eighth\ ([=a]tth), a. [AS. eahto[eth]a.]
Next in order after the seventh.
Consisting of one of eight equal divisions of a thing.
Eighth note (Mus.), the eighth part of a whole note, or semibreve; a quaver.
Eighth \Eighth\, n.
The quotient of a unit divided by eight; one of eight equal parts; an eighth part.
(Mus.) The interval of an octave.
Eighth is ordinal form of the number eight.
Eighth may refer to:
- One eighth, or , a fraction (mathematics), one of eight equal parts of a whole
- Octave, an interval between seventh and ninth
- Eighth octave C
- Henry VIII
- The Eighth Day (1960 film), title of a 1960 French film, directed by Marcel Hanoun
- The Eighth Day (1996 film), title of a 1996 Belgian film, directed by Jaco Van Dormael
- '' The Eighth Day (book)
a. The ordinal form of the number eight. n. 1 ('''eighth ones''' ''is used for the plural'') The person or thing in the eighth position. 2 One of eight equal parts of a whole. 3 (context slang English) An "eighth" of an ounce equalling approximately 3.5 grams in marijuana or other drugs.
adj. coming next after the seventh and just before the ninth in position [syn: 8th]
n. position eight in a countable series of things
an eighth part [syn: one-eighth]
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Usage examples of "eighth".
Life had not dealt fairly with him to make him the eighth and little-prized son of an ambitionless man, a thane of moderate rank who could do nothing but breed on his long-suffering wife like a jack rabbit.
The jumping-off schedule for five armies, the Second, Eighth, Tenth, Twelfth and Fourteenth, comprising thirty-six divisions, including three armored, was sent out.
To carry out his plan, Brauchitsch set up two army groups - Army Group South, consisting of the Eighth, Tenth and Fourteenth armies, and Army Group North, made up of the Third and Fourth armies.
Hes on this Mountain, the priestess of whom the Khania Atene speaks, died of old age in my presence in the hundred and eighth year of her rule.
On the eighth and for three succeeding nights Portsmouth was heavily attacked and the dockyards damaged.
Facing the Duomo is the baptistery, which at first served as a church, a sort of octagonal temple surmounted by a cupola, built, doubtless, after the model of the Pantheon of Rome, and which, according to the testimony of a contemporary bishop, already in the eighth century projected upward the pompous rotundities of its imperial forms.
And then he remembered that this was sloppy and superstitious thinking for a man who knew how to bevel a three eighths Gripley.
Although Zeb never got beyond eighth grade, he had an innate understanding of the best way to bilk a sucker.
There are a series of physicians belonging to the Christian family Bachtischua, a name which is derived from Bocht Jesu, that is, servant of Jesus, who, from the middle of the eighth to the middle of the eleventh century, acquired great fame.
Southwick and Bowen would share an eighth, and the seamen two-eighths.
In his first day of class at the Fire Academy, Ronnie Bucca listened as his instructor told the story of the blaze that broke out in the cutting room on the eighth floor of the Asch Building on the afternoon of March 25, 1911.
If Maisie Traill was to be believed, Albert Caddie could not have murdered Louise Rogers at dusk on Friday the eighth, afterwards driving her car to Basingstoke.
In the eighth second of the cavitation, billowing shock waves, aflame, gave the rent Moon the appearance of a burning bush in space.
In turn, the navpanel, activating neurons in the cochlear division of the eighth nerve, sent its stream of data directly into his brain where it was translated as sound.
We went over to Eighth Street, to a little delicatessen I know, and walked through to the back where Cummerbund holds dominion over a twelve-table kingdom.