TranslingualEdit

 
Signal flag for the digit 3

EtymologyEdit

From English three.

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three

  1. (international standards) NATO & ICAO phonetic alphabet code for the digit 3.
    Synonym: terrathree (ITU/IMO)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Annex 10 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation: Aeronautical Telecommunications; Volume II Communication Procedures including those with PANS status[1], 6th edition, International Civil Aviation Organization, October 2001, retrieved 23 January 2019, page §5.2.1.4.3.1

EnglishEdit

 
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English numbers (edit)
30
 ←  2 3 4  → 
    Cardinal: three
    Ordinal: third
    Latinate ordinal: tertiary
    Adverbial: three times, thrice
    Multiplier: threefold
    Latinate multiplier: triple
    Distributive: triply
    Collective: trio, threesome
    Multiuse collective: triplet
    Greek or Latinate collective: triad
    Greek collective prefix: tri-
    Latinate collective prefix: tri-
    Fractional: third
    Latinate fractional prefix: trient-
    Elemental: triplet
    Greek prefix: trito-
    Number of musicians: trio, triplet
    Number of years: triennium

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EtymologyEdit

PIE word
*tréyes

From Middle English thre, threo, thrie, thri, from Old English þrī, from Proto-West Germanic *þrīʀ, from Proto-Germanic *þrīz, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes. Doublet of trey.

Cognate with German drei, Albanian tre, Armenian երեք (erekʿ), Latin trēs, Latvian trīs, Lithuanian trỹs, Greek τρεῖς (treῖs), Old Church Slavonic трьѥ (trĭje), and others.

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three

  1. A numerical value after two and before four. Represented in Arabic digits as 3; this many dots (•••).
  2. Describing a set or group with three elements.

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three (plural threes)

  1. The digit/figure 3.
  2. Anything measuring three units, as length.
    Put all the threes in a separate container.
  3. A person who is three years old.
    All the threes will go in Mrs. Smith's class, while I'll take the fours and fives.
  4. The playing card featuring three pips.
  5. Three o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.
    • 1925 July – 1926 May, A[rthur] Conan Doyle, “(please specify the chapter number)”, in The Land of Mist (eBook no. 0601351h.html), Australia: Project Gutenberg Australia, published April 2019:
      It was a weary time. A carriage clock had been placed on the discoloured wooden mantelpiece, and slowly its hands crept on from one to two and from two to three.
  6. (basketball) Abbreviation of three-pointer.

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Playing cards in English · playing cards (layout · text)
             
ace deuce, two three four five six seven
             
eight nine ten jack, knave queen king joker

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three

  1. Alternative spelling of tree.

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English thre, from Old English þriē, þrī, þreō, from Proto-West Germanic *þrīʀ, from Proto-Germanic *þrīz, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

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3 Previous: twa
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three

  1. three

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