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Meaning of THIRD

Pronunciation:  thurd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near 3rd base; "he is playing third"
  2. [n]  the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball; "he was cut down on a close play at third"
  3. [n]  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"
  4. [n]  the musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it; "a simple harmony written in major thirds"
  5. [n]  one of three equal parts of a divisible whole; "it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement"
  6. [n]  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"
  7. [adv]  in the third place; "third we must consider unemployment"
  8. [adj]  coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position

THIRD is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: 3rd, one-third, ordinal, tertiary, third base, third base, third gear, thirdly, tierce
 See Also: auto, automobile, bag, base, baseball team, car, common fraction, gear, gear mechanism, interval, machine, motorcar, musical interval, position, rank, simple fraction



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Third\ (th[~e]rd), a. [OE. thirde, AS. [thorn]ridda, fr.
    [thorn]r[=i], [thorn]re['o], three; akin to D. derde third,
    G. dritte, Icel. [thorn]ri[eth]i, Goth. [thorn]ridja, L.
    tertius, Gr. tri`tos, Skr. t[.r]t[=i]ya. See {Three}, and cf.
    {Riding} a jurisdiction, {Tierce}.]
    1. Next after the second; coming after two others; -- the
       ordinal of three; as, the third hour in the day. ``The
       third night.'' --Chaucer.
    2. Constituting or being one of three equal parts into which
       anything is divided; as, the third part of a day.
    {Third estate}.
       (a) In England, the commons, or the commonalty, who are
           represented in Parliament by the House of Commons.
       (b) In France, the tiers ['e]tat. See {Tiers ['e]tat}.
    {Third order} (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 {Tertiary}, n., 1.
    {Third person} (Gram.), the person spoken of. See {Person},
       n., 7.
    {Third sound}. (Mus.) See {Third}, n., 3.
  2. \Third\, n.
    1. The quotient of a unit divided by three; one of three
       equal parts into which anything is divided.
    2. The sixtieth part of a second of time.
    3. (Mus.) The third tone of the scale; the mediant.
    4. pl. (Law) The third part of the estate of a deceased
       husband, which, by some local laws, the widow is entitled
       to enjoy during her life.
    {Major third} (Mus.), an interval of two tones.
    {Minor third} (Mus.), an interval of a tone and a half.