Definition of eightieth

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eightieth


[

ey

-tee-ith ]


/ ˈeɪ ti ɪθ /


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adjective


next after the seventy-ninth; being the ordinal number for 80.


being one of 80 equal parts.


noun


an eightieth part, especially of one (1/80).


the eightieth member of a series.

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Origin of


eightieth

1350–1400; Middle English

eightetithe,

Old English (

hund

)

eahtatigotha

eightieth. See

eighty

,

-th

2

Words nearby

eightieth

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Example sentences from the Web for

eightieth

He lived to be ninety years old, and produced the most beautiful of his tragedies in his

eightieth

year, the “Oedipus at Colonus.”


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John Lord

Mlle. Clairon died on January 31, 1803, six days after completing her

eightieth

year.


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H. Noel Williams

So active did he continue to the end of his days, that on his

eightieth

birthday he climbed an oak in my company.


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Charles Waterton

Since that date he has lived retired in Hutchinson, where he still makes his home, being now in the

eightieth

year of his age.


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William Denison Lyman

None of us are, you know, when we pass the

eightieth

milestone!


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George Allan England


British Dictionary definitions for

eightieth


eightieth


/ (

ˈeɪtɪɪθ

) /


adjective


(usually prenominal)


being the ordinal number of

eighty

in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc: often written 80th


(

as noun

)


the eightieth in succession


noun


one of 80 approximately equal parts of something


(

as modifier

)


an eightieth part


the fraction equal to one divided by 80 (


1

/

80


)

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