Third meaning

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Third base.
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One of three equal parts.
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The transmission gear or gear ratio used to produce forward speeds next higher to those of second in a motor vehicle.
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Merchandise whose quality is below the standard set for seconds.
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The ordinal number matching the number three in a series.
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Preceded by two others in a series; 3d or 3rd.
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Next below the second in rank, power, value, merit, excellence, etc.
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Designating any of the three equal parts of something.
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In the third place, rank, group, etc.
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The one following the second.
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Any person, thing, class, place, etc. that is third.
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Any of the three equal parts of something;13
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The third forward gear of a transmission: it provides more speed but less torque than second.
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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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The person or thing in the third position.

Jones came in third.

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One of three equal parts of a whole.

He ate a third of the pie. Divided by two-thirds.

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(uncountable) The third gear of an engine.

Now put it into third.

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(music) An interval consisting of the first and third notes in a scale.

They sing in thirds.

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(baseball) Third base.

The play ended with Jones standing on third.

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(archaic) One sixtieth of a second, i.e., the third in a series of fractional parts in a sexagesimal number system. Also formerly known as a tierce.
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To agree with a proposition or statement after it has already been seconded.
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To divide into three equal parts.
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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