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80
 ←  7 8 9  → 
    Cardinal: eight
    Ordinal: eighth
    Multiplier: octuple, eightfold
    Distributive: octuply
    Fractional: eighth

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English eiȝtthe, from Old English eahtoþa, from Proto-Germanic *ahtudô.

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eighth (not comparable)

  1. The ordinal form of the number eight.

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NounEdit

eighth (plural eighths)

  1. The person or thing in the eighth position.
  2. One of eight equal parts of a whole.
  3. (slang) An eighth of an ounce, or approximately 3.5 grams, of marijuana or other drugs.
    • 2000, Zadie Smith, White Teeth, Penguin Books (2001), page 499:
      At midday he’d found an ageing eighth of hash in a drawer, a little bundle of cellophane.

SynonymsEdit

  • (person or thing in the eighth position): eighth one
  • (One of eight equal parts): , half-quarter, henry (for an eighth of an ounce of marijuana in the UK)

Coordinate termsEdit

  • (One of eight equal parts): epogoon (a number greater by a ratio of nine to eight; 1+18)

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VerbEdit

eighth (third-person singular simple present eighths, present participle eighthing, simple past and past participle eighthed)

  1. to divide by eight

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