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-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

  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. Linus Chuang:

    We wanted to let people know, but we wanted to wait until the patient was really doing well in the postoperative period. And it's been three months, and she's really doing great, luckily, she did not require any additional treatment. She's back to a normal life, she's back to work, and when I saw her in my office, I saw smiles, I saw hope, and I saw a happy woman who is back to her normal life and her family.

  2. Julian Conley:

    When that person started shooting, somebody thought that a person inside the car was shooting back so thats when three other individuals fired upon the car.

  3. Baker Hurley:

    The kids have been really, really sick. One hundred and three( degree) fevers, diarrhea and vomiting, it's been especially scary with a baby.

  4. Helio Castroneves:

    I have a very good opportunity here to do something that only three guys were able to do, we understand the tradition. We never forget about this one. But once you close the visor, it's another race( where) we've got to make it happen.

  5. Alexander Vindman:

    The privilege of serving my country is not only rooted in my military service, but also in my personal history. I sit here, as a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army, an immigrant, my family fled the Soviet Union when I was three-and-a-half years old. Upon arriving in New York City in 1979, my father worked multiple jobs to support us, all the while learning English at night. He stressed to us the importance of fully integrating into our adopted country.

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