Part of speech: adjective

Folded into eight leaves.

Part of speech: adjective

Denoting a certain size of page ( commonly 6x9 1/ 2 inches); 8vo.

Part of speech: noun

A book of such leaves or pages.

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Usage examples "octavo":

  1. No regular minutes of Executive Committee meetings were kept, and the Annual Reports were not printed until 1889. From 1890 onwards the meetings of every committee were regularly recorded: the Annual Reports were printed in octavo and can be found in many public libraries, whilst " Fabian News" contains full information of the current doings of the Society. - "The History of the Fabian Society", Edward R. Pease.
  2. 61; his Octavo Gram. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.
  3. Some histories will be in French, some will have octavo pages, and some cloth bindings. - "The Classification of Patents", United States Patent Office.