What does three mean?

Definitions for three
θrithree

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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-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.

ChatGPT

  1. three

    Three is a numerical value that represents the quantity or amount of something when there are three units, objects, or elements present. It is an integer between two and four.

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

Wikidata

  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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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

  2. ether

  3. Reeth

  4. theer

  5. there

  6. rethe

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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. Jose Sanchez:

    He kind of had like a smirk on his face, and he was kind of like laughing or smiling, it was like I was never there, because I was literally three feet from him.

  2. Daniel Ives:

    We view this (deception technologies) as a $3 billion market over the next three years, with Israel and Silicon Valley being the epicentre of this innovation wave.

  3. Richard Vegh:

    Three companies are listed in the MSCI Hungary index now. The minimum goal in five years is five, but preferably more, with five to eight really liquid blue chips our market cap and daily turnover would grow substantially, with an SME section on the side with slightly different investors.

  4. Rita Redberg:

    They're not going through our usual review process because that takes two or three weeks at best, so we're either asking reviewers to review them really quickly, or just sending them ourselves to our senior editorial team and our colleagues and asking for quick reviews.

  5. Kieran Daly:

    We confirm that two of the three German A400M aircraft have newly been discovered to have suffered the propeller gearbox cracking problem, and we will support the customer in addressing that.

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