Webster 1913 Edition
Next after the second; coming after two others; – the ordinal of three;“The third night.”
thirdhour in the day
Constituting or being one of three equal parts into which anything is divided;
thirdpart of a day
In England, the commons, or the commonalty, who are represented in Parliament by the House of Commons.
In France, the tiers état.See
(R. C. Ch.),
an order attached to a monastic order, and comprising men and women devoted to a rule of pious living, called the third rule, by a simple vow if they remain seculars, and by more solemn vows if they become regulars. See–
the person spoken of. See–
The quotient of a unit divided by three; one of three equal parts into which anything is divided.
The sixtieth part of a second of time.
The third tone of the scale; the mediant.
The third part of the estate of a deceased husband, which, by some local laws, the widow is entitled to enjoy during her life.
an interval of two tones.–
an interval of a tone and a half.
Webster 1828 Edition
Third estate, in the British nation, is the commons; or in the legislature, the house of commons.
Third order, among the Catholics,is a sort of religious order that observes the same rule and the same manner of life in proportion as some other two orders previously instituted; as the third order of Franciscans, instituted by St. Francis in 1221.
Third point or tierce point, in architecture,the point of section in the vertex of an equilateral triangle.
Third rate, in navies. A third rate ship carries from 64 to 80 guns.
Third sound, in music. See the noun Third.
1.The sixtieth part of a second of time.
2.In music, an interval containing three diatonic sounds; the major composed to two tones, called by the Greeks ditone, and the minor called hemiditone, consisting of a tone and a half.
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| Cardinal : three|
Ordinal : third
Adverbial : thrice
Multiplier : triple
third (not comparable)
- The ordinal form of the cardinal number three; Coming after the second.
- The third tree from the left is my favorite.
For abbreviations, please see 3rd
the ordinal form of the cardinal number three
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.
- (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): ⅓
person or thing in the third position
one of three equal parts of a whole
third gear — see third gear
third (third-person singular simple present thirds, present participle thirding, simple past and past participle thirded)
- 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