Definition of Octavo

1. Noun. The size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper three times to form eight leaves.

Exact synonyms: 8vo, Eightvo
Generic synonyms: Size



Definition of Octavo

1. n. A book composed of sheets each of which is folded into eight leaves; hence, indicating more or less definitely a size of book so made; -- usually written 8vo or 8°.

2. a. Having eight leaves to a sheet; as, an octavo form, book, leaf, size, etc.

Definition of Octavo

1. Noun. (context: paper printing) A sheet of paper 7 to 10 inches high and 4.5 to 6 inches wide, the size varying with the large original sheet used to create it. Made by folding the original sheet three times to produce eight leaves. ¹

2. Noun. (printing) A book of octavo pages. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Octavo

1. a page size [n -VOS]

Medical Definition of Octavo

1. Having eight leaves to a sheet; as, an octavo form, book, leaf, size, etc. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Octavo

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octavo (current term)
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Literary usage of Octavo

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1. The Tariff History of the United States: A Series of Essaysby Frank William Taussig by Frank William Taussig (1892)
"FOULKE, AM octavo, cloth . 1 oo 44—The Present Condition of Economic Science, ... octavo, cloth 75 50—Friendly Letters to American Farmers and Others. ..."

2. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1913)
"octavo, 759 pages, with 304 engravings and 1 1 colored plates. Just ready. ... octavo, 768 pages, with 671 engravings and a colored plate. Just ready. ..."

3. Publications by Oriental Translation Fund (1835)
"In Demy octavo ; 10*. (W. For the English Translation of this Work—see No ... In Demy octavo; Si. I. Notes nf a Journey inln the Interior of Northern Africa ..."

4. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth by James Anthony Froude (1862)
"octavo. Volumes I to IV. 54s. These Volumes complete the reign of Henry the ... octavo. 6s. 6d. History of England during the Reign of George the Third. ..."

5. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1908)
"octavo, vn + 352 pages, 20 figures. No. 64. Variation and Correlation in the ... octavo, 119 pages. No. 85. Index of Economic Material in the Documents of ..."

6. A Dictionary of the Anonymous and Pseudonymous Literature of Great Britain by Samuel Halkett, John Laing (1883)
"octavo. Pp. xxxi. 437-* II. ISRAEL'S lamentation after the Lord ... octavo.* ITALIAN (the) crisis. A letter addressed to the British Houses of Parliament ..."

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