What does three mean?

Definitions for three
θrithree

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.]

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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, ether, Reeth, theer, there

How to pronounce three?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say three in sign language?

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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. Aaron Grehan:

    Typically the kind of company able to do this would be in a strong financial position and with the impact from commodity prices and general economic stress, there's a small pool of stronger credits versus two or three years ago, but if there's a significant financial gain from that tender process, then you have to strongly consider it.

  2. Prem Balram:

    One of the three has just died on his way to hospital. The other two are in critical condition.

  3. Swami Vivekananda:

    Purity,patience, and preserverance are the three essentials to success, and above all love.

  4. Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown:

    When President Donald Trump initiate a conversation and President Donald Trump purport that conversation to be about racism and policing in America, and President Donald Trump fail to include the top three law enforcement officials in an area where President Donald Trump are speaking -- I think that that says a lot, and that causes one to raise the brow.

  5. Collin Laverty:

    When you look at Havana, there are really four or five five-star hotels, then you get down to the four-star hotels and three-star hotels, and they get shaky.

Images & Illustrations of three

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