Definitions of third

  1. the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near 3rd base; " he is playing third"
  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"
  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"
  4. The quotient of a unit divided by three; one of three equal parts into which anything is divided.
  5. The sixtieth part of a second of time.
  6. The third tone of the scale; the mediant.
  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.
  8. One of three equal parts; a third part of anything; in music, an interval of three diatonic steps.
  9. One of three equal parts.
  10. One of three parts; an interval of three, or of four, semitones in music.
  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.
  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.
  13. Thirdly.
  14. Next in order after the second.
  15. being one of three equal parts; " a third share of the money"
  16. Next after the second; coming after two others; - the ordinal of three; as, the third hour in the day.
  17. The next after the second; the ordinal of three; denoting one of three equal parts.
  18. The last of three.
  19. Next after the second.
  20. The first after the second; the ordinal of three.
  21. The ordinal of three.
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