eighth eighth  /ˈeɪtθ/


  1. (n) position eight in a countable series of things
  2. (n) one part in eight equal parts
  3. (adj) coming next after the seventh and just before the ninth in position




  1. In an art room, eighth-graders are shaping clay vessels to be baked in the school kiln.
  2. New government research indicates that 19 percent of eighth graders smoke at least occasionally, up nearly one-third from a survey taken three years ago.
  3. The gap between white and black eighth-graders has widened slightly in math, for example.


  1. Eighth Street lane closures expected this week for curb, gutter work

    Motorists who travel south on Eighth Street South in Wisconsin Rapids should expect traffic to be reduced to one lane starting Wednesday, the city Engineering Department announced Monday.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

  2. ESPN analysis: Michigan ranked eighth in producing top NBA talent

    Michigan is ranked eighth in ESPN's 'Path to the Draft' series it is running leading up to next week's NBA draft.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Detroit News

  3. Holliston eighth-graders an army of volunteers

    Eighth-graders left their classrooms, books and academic rigors behind for one day last week to become an army of community service volunteers, devoting their numbers and muscle to help community organizations.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Holliston Tab


  1. "This is a blow because we thought we had it set up pretty good with Perry in the seventh, Zumaya in the eighth and Valverde closing," Leyland said. "Obviously Zumaya is a big void, but we'll go on. Somebody needs to step up and we'll go on."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Jim Leyland Source: The Associated Press

  2. "Our ambassador was told that the eighth person would indeed be released today, that the papers have been signed and there would not be a court process or charges", Miliband told the BBC's Andrew Marr programme. "That leaves one more in...
    on Jul 5, 2009 By: David Miliband Source: Reuters India

  3. "I understand the situation," Zambrano said. "I understand that we need a little, little help in the bullpen. Look, we already lost three or four games in the eighth inning or in relief."
    on Apr 21, 2010 By: Carlos Zambrano Source: ESPN

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