[eytth, eyth] /eɪtθ, eɪθ/
next after the seventh.
being one of eight equal parts.
an eighth part, especially of one (⅛).
the eighth member of a series.
in the eighth place; eighthly.
the fraction equal to one divided by eight (1/8)
another word for octave
Also eighthly. after the seventh person, position, event, etc
late 14c., eighthe, from Old English eahtoða; see eight + -th (1). Cf. Old High German ahtoda, Old Frisian achta, German achte, Gothic ahtuda.
noun 1. an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, guaranteeing reasonable bail, fines, and punishment.
noun 1. “Thou shalt not steal”: eighth of the Ten Commandments.
- Eighth cranial nerve
eighth cranial nerve n. See vestibulocochlear nerve.
[eytth-lee-eyth-] /ˈeɪtθ liˈeɪθ-/ adverb 1. in the eighth place; eighth.