Third Definition

thûrd
noun
The one following the second.
Webster's New World
The ordinal number matching the number three in a series.
American Heritage
Any person, thing, class, place, etc. that is third.
Webster's New World
Any of the three equal parts of something;13
Webster's New World
The third forward gear of a transmission: it provides more speed but less torque than second.
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adjective
Preceded by two others in a series; 3d or 3rd.
Webster's New World
Next below the second in rank, power, value, merit, excellence, etc.
Webster's New World
Designating any of the three equal parts of something.
Webster's New World

The ordinal form of the cardinal number three; Coming after the second.

The third tree from the left is my favorite.
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adverb
In the third place, rank, group, etc.
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verb

To agree with a proposition or statement after it has already been seconded.

Wiktionary

To divide into three equal parts.

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Other Word Forms of Third

Noun

Singular:
third
Plural:
thirds

Origin of Third

  • Middle English thridde, therdde third from Old English thridda trei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English þridda.

    From Wiktionary

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