2 being one of three equal parts; "a third share of the money" [syn: third(a)]
1 one of three equal parts of a divisible whole; "it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement" [syn: one-third, tierce]
2 the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near 3rd base; "he is playing third" [syn: third base]
3 following the second position in an ordering or series; "a distant third"; "he answered the first question willingly, the second reluctantly, and the third with resentment"
4 the musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it; "a simple harmony written in major thirds"
5 the third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle; "you shouldn't try to start in third gear" [syn: third gear]
6 the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball; "he was cut down on a close play at third" [syn: third base] adv : in the third place; "third we must consider unemployment" [syn: thirdly]
- thû(r)d, /θɜː(r)d/, /T3:(r)d/
- Rhymes: -ɜː(r)d
- 3rd, 3rd; (in names of monarchs and popes) III
the ordinal form of the cardinal number three
- Breton: trede m|f, teirvet , trivet
- Bulgarian: трети
- Catalan: tercer (abbreviation 3r)
- Crimean Tatar: üçünci
- Czech: třetí (abbreviation 3.)
- Danish: tredje (abbreviation 3.)
- Dutch: derde (abbreviations 3de, 3e)
- Esperanto: tria
- Finnish: kolmas
- French: troisième m|f (before the noun) (abbreviation 3ème); (in names of monarchs and popes) trois m|f (after the name) (abbreviation III)
- German: dritte (abbreviation 3.)
- Icelandic: þriðji , þriðja f|n (abbreviation 3.)
- Indonesian: ketiga (abbreviation ke-3)
- Interlingua: tertie (abbreviation 3e)
- Irish: tríú (abbreviation 3ú)
- Italian: terzo , terza (abbreviations 3º , 3ª ); (in names of monarchs and popes) terzo , terza (after the name) (abbreviation III)
- Japanese: 三番目 (さんばんめ, sanban-me)
- Sorani: سێیهم
- Latin: tertius
- Lithuanian: trečias, trečia
- Maltese: it-tilet
- Manchu: (ilaci)
- Manx: treeoo (abbreviation 3oo)
- Polish: trzeci , trzecia , trzecie (abbreviation 3.)
- Portuguese: terceiro , terceira , rarely: terço , terça (abbreviations 3º, 3ª)
- Romanian: al treilea , a treia
- Russian: третий (abbreviation 3-ий)
- Slovak: tretí
- Spanish: tercero , tercer (as an adjective), tercera , terceiro , terceira (abbreviation 3º)
- Swedish: tredje (abbreviation 3:e)
- Tatar: өченче
- Turkish: üçüncü (abbreviation 3.)
- Vietnamese: thứ ba
- Welsh: trydydd (abbreviation 3ydd)
- West Frisian: tredde (abbreviation 3e)
Nounthird (plural: thirds)
- (not used in the plural) The person or thing in the third
- Jones came in third.
- One of three equal parts of a whole.
- He ate a third of the pie. Divided by two-thirds.
- (not used in the plural) The third gear of an engine.
- Now put it into third.
- An interval
consisting of the first and third notes in a scale.
- They sing in thirds.
- The play ended with Jones standing on third.
person or thing in the third position
one of three equal parts of a whole
See third gear
- Czech: tercie
Third is the ordinal number corresponding to 3 (number) and also the fraction \frac (or ⅓). It may also refer to:
- Third-class degree, in the British higher education system
In music theory:
In musical works:
In dramatic works:
- Third (play), by Wendy Wasserstein
- A third child permitted only by a special sanction of the government in Ender's Game, and are referred to as "Thirds"
third in Czech: Tercie
third in Polish: Tercja
third in Swedish: Ters
consecutive intervals, degree, diapason, diatessaron, diatonic interval, diatonic semitone, divide in thirds, enharmonic diesis, enharmonic interval, fifth, fourth, half step, halftone, interval, irregular, less semitone, melodic interval, note, octave, parallel octaves, schlock, schmatte, second, semitone, seventh, sixth, step, tertiary, tierce, tone, trichotomize, trifurcate, unison interval, whole step