eight-hest

eighth

[eytth, eyth]
adjective
1.
next after the seventh.
2.
being one of eight equal parts.
noun
3.
an eighth part, especially of one (⅛).
4.
the eighth member of a series.
5.
Music. octave.
adverb
6.
in the eighth place; eighthly.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English eightethe, Old English eahtotha; cognate with Old High German ahtoda, Old Norse āttandi, Gothic ahtud-. See eight, -th2

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eighth (eɪtθ)
 
adj
1.  (usually prenominal)
 a.  coming after the seventh and before the ninth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of eight: often written 8th
 b.  (as noun): the eighth in line
 
n
2.  a.  one of eight equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, measurement, etc
 b.  (as modifier): an eighth part
3.  the fraction equal to one divided by eight (1/8)
4.  another word for octave
 
adv
5.  Also: eighthly after the seventh person, position, event, etc

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eighth
O.E. eahtoða; see eight + -th.
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