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Definitions of third

  1. one of three equal parts of a divisible whole; " it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement"
  2. the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near 3rd base; " he is playing third"
  3. 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"
  4. the musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it; " a simple harmony written in major thirds"
  5. 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"
  6. being one of three equal parts; " a third share of the money"
  7. The quotient of a unit divided by three; one of three equal parts into which anything is divided.
  8. The sixtieth part of a second of time.
  9. The third tone of the scale; the mediant.
  10. The third part of the estate of a deceased husband, which, by some local laws, the widow is entitled to enjoy during her life.
  11. Next after the second; coming after two others; - the ordinal of three; as, the third hour in the day.
  12. The next after the second; the ordinal of three; denoting one of three equal parts.
  13. One of three equal parts; a third part of anything; in music, an interval of three diatonic steps.
  14. The last of three.
  15. One of three equal parts.
  16. Next after the second.
  17. One of three parts; an interval of three, or of four, semitones in music.
  18. Next in order after the second.
  19. Thirdly.
  20. The first after the second; the ordinal of three.
  21. The third part of anything: the sixtieth part of a second of time; an interval containing three diatonic sounds and two degrees or intervals.
  22. The ordinal of three.
  23. 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.

Usage examples for third

  1. This third eye was very busy and saw more than both the other two put together. – The City Curious by Jean de Bosschère
  2. A second and a third time was this repeated. – Down the Slope by James Otis
  3. We'll drop it for a time and go to the third call. – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  4. But it was the third day before he saw her alone. – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey
  5. I will be your second- I beg your pardon, your third husband, probably your last." – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  6. Third, Do you believe that when you die you will live again as a conscious intelligence, knowing who you are and who other people are? – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  7. Third World food . – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  8. But have we reached the third act? – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  9. A. B. Savory died the next Third- day evening, and his remains were interred on the First- day following. – Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel by John Yeardley
  10. " Here we are," said Jimmy, as they entered the third place. – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  11. You must let me be your third daughter! – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  12. The third was not the least. – Stephen Arnold Douglas by William Garrott Brown
  13. I wish to present my third brother to you! – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  14. He would take a third share if Pat and Alec would each take a third. – The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp by Thornton W. Burgess
  15. You leave the Siparouni to the right hand, and on the third day come to a little hill. – Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton
  16. Dr. Adams allowed him to be up no more than a few hours on the third day. – The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones
  17. In this third spring my Eunice was born- my only baby, and while she stayed with us she made the world a better place for us all. – Eunice by Margaret Murray Robertson
  18. A third time she said: " Look around, and see who is coming now." – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
  19. This was the third day since his cotton began to need water. – The Desert Fiddler by William H. Hamby
  20. He says that he shall be here on the third. – Victorian Short Stories by Various
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