Eighth - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |eɪtθ|  American pronunciation of the word eighth
Brit.  |eɪtθ|  British pronunciation of the word eighth

noun

- position eight in a countable series of things
- one part in eight equal parts (syn: one-eighth)

adjective

- coming next after the seventh and just before the ninth in position (syn: 8th)

Examples

An eighth of a pound is two ounces.

I'm planning to leave on the eighth (=the eighth day of the month).

Henry the Eighth

The manager decided to change pitchers in the eighth inning.

She represents the eighth congressional district.

He hit a double in the eighth inning.

...in the eighth round he delivered a stinger that knocked his opponent flat...

My regiment was brigaded with the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Regiments.

The Eighth Army had suffered a crushing defeat.

Henry the Eighth wanted a male heir to ensure the Tudor line of succession.

to the eighth grade but not beyond

the break in the eighth frame cost him the match

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