Three definition

thrē
noun
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The definition of three is two plus one more.

An example of three is a couple and one of their friends; three friends.

adjective
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Anything measuring three units, as length.

Put all the threes in a separate container.

noun
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A person who is three years old.

All the threes will go in Mrs. Smith's class, while I'll take the fours and fives.

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The playing card featuring three pips.
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Something numbered three or having three units, as a playing card, domino, face of a die, etc.
noun
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The cardinal number between two and four; 3; III.
noun
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Three is the number between two and four, or a group of two plus one more people or things.

An example of three is how old a child turns after having been two years old.

An example of three is a group of puppies made up of two males and a female.

noun
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Totaling one more than two.
adjective
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Any group of three people or things.
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The digit/figure 3.
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The cardinal number equal to 2 + 1.
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The third in a set or sequence.
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Something having three parts, units, or members.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
three
Plural:
threes

Origin of three

  • Middle English from Old English thrī trei- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle English, from Old English þrī, from Proto-Germanic *þrīz, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

    From Wiktionary