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30
 ←  2 3 4  → 
    Cardinal: three
    Ordinal: third
    Adverbial: thrice
    Multiplier: triple, threefold
    Distributive: triply
    Fractional: third

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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.

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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.
    • 1926, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Land of Mist[1]:
      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, jolly joker

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three

  1. Alternative spelling of tree.

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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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cardinal number
3 Previous: twa
Next: fower

three

  1. three

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