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Definitions of third

  1. the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near 3rd base; "he is playing third" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The quotient of a unit divided by three; one of three equal parts into which anything is divided. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The sixtieth part of a second of time. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The third tone of the scale; the mediant. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The third part of the estate of a deceased husband, which, by some local laws, the widow is entitled to enjoy during her life. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. One of three equal parts; a third part of anything; in music, an interval of three diatonic steps. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. One of three equal parts. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. One of three parts; an interval of three, or of four, semitones in music. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The third part of anything: the sixtieth part of a second of time; an interval containing three diatonic sounds and two degrees or intervals. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. One part of three; the 1-60th part of second; in music, an interval containing three notes of the scale, the first and third being only sounded. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. Thirdly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Next in order after the second. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. being one of three equal parts; "a third share of the money" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. Next after the second; coming after two others; - the ordinal of three; as, the third hour in the day. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The next after the second; the ordinal of three; denoting one of three equal parts. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. The last of three. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Next after the second. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. The first after the second; the ordinal of three. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. The ordinal of three. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for third

  1. This third eye was very busy and saw more than both the other two put together. – The City Curious by Jean de Bosschère
  2. A second and a third time was this repeated. – Down the Slope by James Otis
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