eighth

noun \ ˈātth , ˈāth \
Updated on: 3 Apr 2018

Definition of eighth

plural eighths play \ˈāt(th)s, ˈāths\
1 : one that is number eight in a series — see Table of Numbers
2 : octave

eighth

adjective or adverb

Examples of eighth in a Sentence

  1. one eighth of the pie

  2. An eighth of a pound is two ounces.

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First Known Use of eighth

1557

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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EIGHTH Defined for English Language Learners

eighth

Definition of eighth for English Language Learners

  • : number eight in a series

  • : one of eight equal parts of something


EIGHTH Defined for Kids

1

eighth

adjective \ ˈātth \

Definition of eighth for Students

: coming right after seventh

2

eighth

noun

Definition of eighth for Students

1 : number eight in a series
2 : one of eight equal parts
  • an eighth of a mile


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