What does three mean?

Definitions for threeθri

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word three.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce, leash, troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-ace(noun)

    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

  2. trey, three(adj)

    one of four playing cards in a deck having three pips

  3. three, 3, iii(adj)

    being one more than two

Wiktionary

  1. three(Noun)

    The digit/figure 3.

  2. three(Noun)

    Anything measuring three units, as length.

    Put all the threes in a separate container.

  3. three(Noun)

    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.

  4. three(Noun)

    The playing card featuring three pips.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Three(adj)

    one more than two; two and one

  2. Three(noun)

    the number greater by a unit than two; three units or objects

  3. Three(noun)

    a symbol representing three units, as 3 or iii

Freebase

  1. Three

    Three is a 2002 horror film collaboration consisting of three omnibus segments by directors from three Asian countries. The segments are, in the following order: ⁕Memories, directed by Kim Ji-Woon - dialogue in Korean ⁕The Wheel, directed by Nonzee Nimibutr - dialogue in Thai ⁕Going Home, directed by Peter Chan - dialogue in Cantonese and Mandarin The project has a sequel, Three... Extremes following the same concept but with directors Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike and Park Chan-wook.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Three

    thrē, adj. and n. two and one.—adj. Three′-cor′nered, having three corners or angles: (bot.) having three prominent longitudinal angles, as a stem.—n. Three′-deck′er, ship of war carrying guns on three decks: an old-fashioned pulpit.—adjs. Three′fold, folded thrice: thrice repeated: consisting of three; Three′-foot, measuring three feet, or having three feet; Three′-leafed, -leaved (bot.), having three distinct leaflets: having the leaves arranged in threes; Three′-lobed (bot.), having three lobes; Three′-man (Shak.), worked by three men.—n. Three′-mas′ter, a ship with three masts.—adjs. Three′-nerved, having three nerves: (bot.) having three distinct nerves running longitudinally without branching, as a leaf; Three′-nooked (Shak.), three-cornered; Three′-part′ed, consisting of three parts: (bot.) divided into three parts down to the base, as a leaf.—n. Threepence (thrē′pens, coll. thrip′ens), three pennies: a silver coin of the value of threepence.—adj. Three′penny, worth threepence: of little worth: mean, vulgar.—ns. Three′-per-cents., bonds or other securities paying three per cent. interest, esp. a portion of the consolidated debt of Great Britain; Three′-pile (Shak.), the finest kind of velvet.—adjs. Three′-piled, set with a thick pile, as velvet: (Shak.) of the best quality: (Shak.) piled one on another; Three′ply, having three plies or folds; Three′score, three times a score, sixty (also n.); Three′-sid′ed, having three sides; Three′some, triple; Three′-suit′ed, having but three suits of clothes; Three′-valved, consisting of, or opening with, three valves.—Three F's, free sale, fixity of tenure, fair rent—the three demands of the Irish Land League; Three R's (see R); Three times three, three cheers thrice repeated. [A.S. þreó, þrý, þír; Ice. þrír, Gael. tri, Goth. threis, Ger. drei, L. tres, Gr. treis, Sans. tri.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'three' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #121

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'three' in Written Corpus Frequency: #99

Anagrams for three »

  1. Ether, ether, Reeth, theer, there

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of three in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of three in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ted Cruz:

    It's their so-called three-bucket solution, all the good stuff is in bucket three. I've called bucket three the suckers' bucket. Take everything in bucket three. Put it in bucket one.

  2. Tom Zegan:

    Math Problem: What does Three take away Two equal? I can prove that Three take away Two equals Two. Don't believe me? OK, you have Three apples I take away Two apples, how many apples do I have?

  3. Andra Addison:

    It's why libraries continue to be relevant. where else can you go Seattle Public Library offers all this for free ? Whether you're in a three-piece suit or a three-day beard, you can go into a library and be welcomed.

  4. Le Clos:

    I have already told my family there is a realistic possibility I could come back with three silvers in the butterfly, or three bronze or three fourths, but I also believe I can get three golds. The butterfly is such an open game at the moment.

  5. Mike McCaul:

    In light of the three attacks in three hours on three continents overseas shows us that ISIS is just regionalized like the administration says only in Iraq and Syria but rather demonstrates a global threat, that they can conduct external operations and they’re very savvy doing that over the Internet.

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