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Meaning of TIERCE

Pronunciation:  teeus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  one of three equal parts of a divisible whole; "it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement"
  2. [n]  the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
  3. [n]  the third canonical hour; about 9 a.m.

TIERCE is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: 3, deuce-ace, III, leash, one-third, terce, tercet, ternary, ternion, terzetto, third, three, threesome, trey, triad, trine, trinity, trio, triplet, troika
 See Also: canonical hour, common fraction, digit, figure, simple fraction



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tierce\, n. [F. tierce a third, from tiers, tierce,
third, fr. L. tertius the third; akin to tres three. See
{Third}, {Three}, and cf. {Terce}, {Tercet}, {Tertiary}.]
1. A cask whose content is one third of a pipe; that is,
   forty-two wine gallons; also, a liquid measure of
   forty-two wine, or thirty-five imperial, gallons.

2. A cask larger than a barrel, and smaller than a hogshead
   or a puncheon, in which salt provisions, rice, etc., are
   packed for shipment.

3. (Mus.) The third tone of the scale. See {Mediant}.

4. A sequence of three playing cards of the same suit. Tierce
   of ace, king, queen, is called tierce-major.

5. (Fencing) A position in thrusting or parrying in which the
   wrist and nails are turned downward.

6. (R. C. Ch.) The third hour of the day, or nine a. m,; one
   of the canonical hours; also, the service appointed for
   that hour.