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Octavo definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OCTA'VO, n. [L. octavus, eighth.] A book in which a sheet is folded into eight leaves. The word is used as a noun or an adjective. We say, an octavo, or an octavo volume. The true phrase is, a book in octavo.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper three times to form eight leaves [syn: octavo, eightvo, 8vo]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -vos) Etymology: Latin, ablative of octavus eighth Date: 1582 the size of a piece of paper cut eight from a sheet; also a book, a page, or paper of this size

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -os) 1 a size of book or page given by folding a standard sheet three times to form a quire of eight leaves. 2 a book or sheet of this size. Usage: Abbr.: 8vo. Etymology: L in octavo in an eighth f. octavus eighth

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Octavo Oc*ta"vo, n.;pl. Octavos. [L. in octavo; in in + octavo, abl. of octavus. See Octave.] A book composed of sheets each of which is folded into eight leaves; hence, indicating more or less definitely a size of book so made; -- usually written 8vo or 8[deg].

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Octavo Oc*ta"vo, a. Having eight leaves to a sheet; as, an octavo form, book, leaf, size, etc.



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