- 1Constituting number eight in a sequence; 8th: in the eighth century the eighth of September seven men admitted conspiracy, an eighth admitted assisting an offenderMore example sentences
- As the Byzantines gradually lost control of Italy in the eighth century, a number of cities began to emerge as more or less independent powers.
- This graveyard is an ancient site dating back to the eighth century at least as depicted by the burial of an unknown bishop buried in the eighth century.
- In the eighth century BC there must have been lots of large villages in the Central Mediterranean populated by refugees and runaways.
- 1.1The eighth finisher or position in a race or competition: she finished eighth of the eleven runnersMore example sentences
- It finished eighth in the competition.
- O'Sullivan finished eighth in the Scottish race, and admitted she was struggling for fitness after the strains of running in London.
- Preston was back for the Championship race where he finished eighth after dropping out early with canopy problems.
- 2Each of eight equal parts into which something is or may be divided: an eighth of an inchMore example sentences
- Cut apples into halves, quarters or eighths to explain fractions or use nickels, dimes and quarters to teach children percentages.
- Cut each peach in half, remove the stone and cut into quarters or eighths, depending on the size.
- If you cut one sandwich in halves, another in quarters, and another in eighths, the kids can see the relationship between 1/2 and 2/4 and 4 / 8.
More definitions of eighthDefinition of eighth in:
- The US English dictionary