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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
one of four playing cards in a deck having three pips
three, 3, iiiadjective
being one more than two
The digit/figure 3.
Anything measuring three units, as length.
Put all the threes in a separate container.
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.
The playing card featuring three pips.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
one more than two; two and one
the number greater by a unit than two; three units or objects
a symbol representing three units, as 3 or iii
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
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
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The numerical value of THREE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of THREE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of THREE in a Sentence
Since the beginning of January 2021, I've said this was always a three-dose vaccine.
It seems to be over and it has ended well, we freed the four hostages. But unfortunately we also found three bodies at the site.
I do think it takes three to five years, i was pretty nervous the first three years at least, and maybe a little longer. ...' You think, can I really do this job ?'.
Acevedo was one of the hitters that we brought in to face him, and he absolutely owned him in three out of four at-bats and crushed stuff.
During the past three days, we arrested 32 terrorists from this group planning to attack targets in Tunis and other cities.
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- хҧа, хԥаAbkhaz
- ፫, ሦስትAmharic
- ٣, ثَلَاثَةٌ, ثلاثةArabic
- тро́е, тры, тро́йкаBelarusian
- তিন, ৩Bengali
- ༣, གསུམTibetan Standard
- tri, teirBreton
- tresCatalan, Valencian
- troje, třiCzech
- трьѥ, триѥ, триOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- tair, triWelsh
- τρεις, τρίαGreek
- سو, ۳, سهPersian
- kolme, kolmonenFinnish
- trinnir, trý, tríggjar, tríggirFaroese
- trio, troisFrench
- trijeWestern Frisian
- triùir, trìScottish Gaelic
- ૩, ત્રગડોGujarati
- three, treeManx
- שלוש, שָׁלוֹשׁ, שְׁלוֹשָׁהHebrew
- तीन, ३Hindi
- twaHaitian Creole
- három, hármasHungarian
- þrír, þrjár, þrjúIcelandic
- 三, san, ３Japanese
- pingasutKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- ಮೂರು, ೩Kannada
- 셋, 三, 석, 세, 삼Korean
- tri, teyrCornish
- tres, tribusLatin
- dräiLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ສາມ, ໓Lao
- trejerios, trejeri, trejetas, trysLithuanian
- тројка, триMacedonian
- ൩, മൂന്ന്Malayalam
- تلو, تيݢ, تري, tiga, tri, teluMalay
- ၃, သုံးBurmese
- tri, treNorwegian
- tááʼNavajo, Navaho
- tatuChichewa, Chewa, Nyanja
- niswiOjibwe, Ojibwa
- ତିନି, ୩Oriya
- ӕртӕOssetian, Ossetic
- ਤਿੰਨ, ੩Panjabi, Punjabi
- trójka, troje, trzyPolish
- kinsa, kimsaQuechua
- trei, triplă, tripluRomanian
- три, тро́йка, тро́еRussian
- त्रि, त्रयंSanskrit
- golbmaNorthern Sami
- тро́јка, trójka, trȋ, три̑Serbo-Croatian
- තුනSinhala, Sinhalese
- tri, traja, trojkaSlovak
- tríje, trí, trojkaSlovene
- tre, triAlbanian
- trea, treSwedish
- மூன்று, ௩Tamil
- మూడు, ౩Telugu
- สาม, ๓Thai
- ئۈچUyghur, Uighur
- тро́є, три, трі́йка, трі́єчко, трі́йкоUkrainian
- ba, số baVietnamese
- troes, troejhinneWalloon
- דרײַ, דרייַYiddish
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