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| Cardinal: three|
Latinate ordinal: tertiary
Adverbial: three times, thrice
Latinate multiplier: triple
Collective: trio, threesome
Multiuse collective: triplet
Greek or Latinate collective: triad
Greek collective prefix: tri-
Latinate collective prefix: tri-
Latinate fractional prefix: trient-
Elemental: thrin, triplet
Greek prefix: trito-
Number of musicians: trio, triplet
Number of years: triennium
From Middle English thirde, thridde, from Old English þridda, from Proto-Germanic *þridjô, from Pre-Germanic *tretyós, a remodeling of Proto-Indo-European *tr̥tyós.
- (UK) enPR: thûd, IPA(key): /θɜːd/
- (US) enPR: thûrd, IPA(key): /θɝd/
- (Ireland) IPA(key): /tʰʊːɹd/
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- (NYC) IPA(key): /t̪ɔɪd/
- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)d
- Homophone: turd (in some accents)
third (not comparable)
- The ordinal form of the cardinal number three; Coming after the second.
- The third tree from the left is my favorite.
- 2012 October 8, Daniel W. Patterson, The True Image: Gravestone Art and the Culture of Scotch Irish Settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina Backcountry, UNC Press Books, →ISBN, page 141:
- The second and third quarters of the shield are indecipherable on the stone but clearer in two other representations of the arms, a painted wooden funeral hatchment for Mary Davie […]
the ordinal form of the cardinal number three — See also translations at 3rd
third (countable and uncountable, plural thirds)
- The person or thing in the third position.
- Jones came in third.
- One of three equal parts of a whole.
- He ate a third of the pie. Divided by two-thirds.
- (uncountable) The third gear of a gearbox.
- Now put it into third.
- (music) An interval consisting of the first and third notes in a scale.
- They sing in thirds.
- (baseball) third base
- The play ended with Jones standing on third.
- (golf) A handicap of one stroke every third hole.
- A third-class degree, awarded to the lowest achievers in an honours degree programme
- (archaic) One sixtieth of a second, i.e., the third in a series of fractional parts in a sexagesimal number system. Also formerly known as a tierce.
- (gear): third gear
- (fractions): third part, ⅓
person or thing in the third position
one of three equal parts of a whole
third gear — see third gear
third base — see third base
third (third-person singular simple present thirds, present participle thirding, simple past and past participle thirded)
- (informal) To agree with a proposition or statement after it has already been seconded.
- To divide into three equal parts.
agree with a proposition
divide into three parts