follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

eighth

[eytth, eyth] /eɪtθ, eɪθ/
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
1000
before 1000; Middle English eightethe, Old English eahtotha; cognate with Old High German ahtoda, Old Norse āttandi, Gothic ahtud-. See eight, -th2
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for eight-hest

eighth

/eɪtθ/
adjective
1.
(usually prenominal)
  1. 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
  2. (as noun) the eighth in line
noun
2.
  1. one of eight equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, measurement, etc
  2. (as modifier) an eighth part
3.
the fraction equal to one divided by eight (1/8)
4.
another word for octave
adverb
5.
Also eighthly. after the seventh person, position, event, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for eight-hest
eighth
O.E. eahtoða; see eight + -th.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for eighth

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for eight

9
9
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with eight-hest