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{adj: behind} having the lower score or lagging position in a contest
"behind by two points"
"the 8th inning found the home team trailing"

{adj: eighth, 8th} coming next after the seventh and just before the ninth in position

{adj: majuscule} of or relating to a style of writing characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; 4th to 8th centuries
<-> minuscule

{n: Aramean, Aramaean} a member of one of a group of Semitic peoples inhabiting Aram and parts of Mesopotamia from the 11th to the 8th century BC

{n: Beowulf} the legendary hero of an anonymous Old English epic poem composed in the early 8th century; he slays a monster and becomes king but dies fighting a dragon

{n: Bessel, Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel} German mathematician and astronomer who made accurate measurements of stellar distances and who predicted the existence on an 8th planet (1784-1846)

{n: H, letter h} the 8th letter of the Roman alphabet

{n: Hosea} a minor Hebrew prophet (8th century BC)

{n: Isaiah} (Old Testament) the first of the major Hebrew prophets (8th century BC)

{n: Krishnaism} worship of Krishna the 8th avatar of Vishnu

{n: Krishna} 8th and most important avatar of Vishnu; incarnated as a handsome young man playing a flute

{n: Late Greek} the Greek language in the 3rd to 8th centuries

{n: Late Latin, Biblical Latin} the form of Latin written between the 3rd and 8th centuries

{n: Micah, Micheas} a minor Hebrew prophet (8th century BC)

{n: Moor} one of the Muslim people of north Africa; of mixed Arab and Berber descent; converted to Islam in the 8th century; conqueror of Spain in the 8th century

{n: Neptune} a giant planet with a ring of ice particles; the 8th planet from the sun is the most remote of the gas giants
"the existence of Neptune was predicted from perturbations in the orbit of Uranus and it was then identified in 1846"

{n: Pacific Time, Pacific Standard Time, PST} standard time in the 8th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 120th meridian west; used in far western states of the United States

{n: Syracuse, Siracusa} a city in southeastern Sicily that was founded by Corinthians in the 8th century BC

{n: Van Buren, Martin Van Buren, President Van Buren} 8th President of the United States (1782-1862)

{n: Viking} any of the Scandinavian people who raided the coasts of Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries

{n: cruel and unusual punishment} punishment prohibited by the 8th amendment to the U.S. constitution; includes torture or degradation or punishment too severe for the crime committed

{n: feudalism, feudal system} the social system that developed in Europe in the 8th century; vassals were protected by lords who they had to serve in war

{n: freedom from cruel and unusual punishment} a right guaranteed by the 8th amendment to the US constitution

{n: hemizygos vein, hemizygous vein, vena hemizygos} a continuation of the left ascending lumbar vein; crosses the midline at the 8th vertebra and empties into the azygos vein

{n: heth} the 8th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

{n: junior high school, junior high} a secondary school usually including 7th and 8th grades

{n: major scale, major diatonic scale} a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 3rd and 4th and 7th and 8th

{n: pawn} (chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank

{n: theta} the 8th letter of the Greek alphabet

{n: uncial} a style of orthography characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; found especially in Greek and Latin manuscripts of the 4th to 8th centuries

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