Origin of threeMiddle English from Old English threo, thrie, akin to German drei from Indo-European base an unverified form trei- from source Classical Latin tres, Classical Greek treis, Sanskrit tri
- the cardinal number between two and four; 3; III
- any group of three people or things
- something numbered three or having three units, as a playing card, domino, face of a die, etc.
- Basketball three-pointer