Definition of Eighth

1. Noun. Position eight in a countable series of things.

Generic synonyms: Rank

2. Adjective. Coming next after the seventh and just before the ninth in position.
Exact synonyms: 8th
Similar to: Ordinal

3. Noun. One part in eight equal parts.
Exact synonyms: One-eighth
Generic synonyms: Common Fraction, Simple Fraction

Definition of Eighth

1. a. Next in order after the seventh.

2. n. The quotient of a unit divided by eight; one of eight equal parts; an eighth part.

Definition of Eighth

1. Adjective. The ordinal form of the number eight. ¹

2. Noun. ('''eighth ones''' ''is used for the plural'') The person or thing in the eighth position. ¹

3. Noun. One of eight equal parts of a whole. ¹

4. Noun. (slang) An "eighth" of an ounce equalling approximately 3.5 grams in marijuana or other drugs. ¹

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Definition of Eighth

1. one of eight equal parts [n -S]

Medical Definition of Eighth

1. 1. Next in order after the seventh. 2. Consisting of one of eight equal divisions of a thing. Eighth note, the eighth part of a whole note, or semibreve; a quaver. Origin: AS. Eahtoa. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eighth

eighter from Decatur
eightfold way
eighth (current term)
eighth cranial nerve
eighth grade
eighth grades
eighth nerve
eighth nerve tumour
eighth note
eighth notes
eighth rest
eighth rests

Literary usage of Eighth

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1870)
"The eighth Pair consists of three nerves, the glosso-pharyngeal, ... It is the smallest of the three divisions of the eighth pair, and arises by three or ..."

2. The Journal of Educational Research by American Educational Research Association (1921)
"GUIDANCE Is NEEDED Pupils who go from the eighth grade to the high school are in serious need of guidance in their program making. ..."

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