What does THREE mean?

Definitions for THREE
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Princeton's WordNet

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

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

  2. trey, threeadjective

    one of four playing cards in a deck having three pips

  3. three, 3, iiiadjective

    being one more than two

Wiktionary

  1. threenoun

    The digit/figure 3.

  2. threenoun

    Anything measuring three units, as length.

    Put all the threes in a separate container.

  3. threenoun

    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. threenoun

    The playing card featuring three pips.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Threeadjective

    Two and one.

    Etymology: þrie , Saxon; dry, Dutch; tri, Welsh and Erse; tres, Lat.

    Prove this a prosp’rous day, the three-nook’d world
    Shall bear the olive freely. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.

    If you speak three words, it will three times report you the whole three words. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist. №. 249.

    Great Atreus sons, Tydides fixt above,
    With three-ag’d Nestor. Thomas Creech, Manilius.

    Jove hurls the three-fork’d thunder from above. Addison.

    These three and three with osier bands we ty’d. Alexander Pope.

    Down to these worlds I trod the dismal way,
    And dragg’d the three-mouth’d dog to upper day. Alexander Pope.

    A strait needle, such as glovers use, with a three-edged point, useful in sewing up dead bodies. Samuel Sharp.

    Away, thou three-inch’d fool; I am no beast. William Shakespeare.

    A base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, filthy, worsted stocking knave. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Threeadjective

    one more than two; two and one

  2. Threenoun

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

  3. Threenoun

    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.]

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

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

Anagrams for THREE »

  1. Ether, ether, Reeth, theer, there

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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

Examples of THREE in a Sentence

  1. Candice Cooley:

    This is a kid that the last three years has been out in the desolate desert tearing out new ground.

  2. Richard Simfukwe:

    Drought this year has worsened compared to the last three seasons, but the provision of a water supply near the school means reduced class absenteeism because (students) have enough time to stay in the school.

  3. Mathew Morris:

    You can see the direction the Roman workers were laying the stones in, you can see at one point one of the lines started to bend off and so they’ve had to turn one line into three to create a straight edge again, it’s these little human touches and errors that you can see in it that are important because they give you those glimpses into how it was made, who made it and their attitude to work, that gives you that real insight into the people of Roman Leicester.

  4. Joe Biden:

    Covid is the match that lit the fire. But Donald Trump has spent the last three years stoking and kindling and undermining the core pillars of our economic strength.

  5. The President:

    What we were told second hand was that there wasn't enough time, i know that every second is planned out for the President every day, but three minutes ? Three or four minutes ? I think he could spare that.

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