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
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    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. Tate Reeves:

    If we can all just chill out for the next two to three weeks, consistent with the mask mandate, we are undermining our ability to start school and keep businesses open because we want to have dinner with our friends who come in from out of town.

  2. Nicholas Fisk:

    Even if two got in, an embryo with three rather than the normal two sets of chromosomes won't survive as a fetus.

  3. Per Vegard Nerseth:

    The automation of China's production plants has just started, we have witnessed swift, almost explosive growth over the last two or three years, surpassing even our expectations.

  4. William John Bennett:

    The shortage of student loans may require ... divestiture of certain sorts-stereo divestiture, automobile divestiture, three-weeks-at-the-beach divestiture.

  5. William Wharton:

    What is love? As far as I can tell, is is passion, admiration, and respect. If you have two, you have enough. If you have all three, you dont have to die to go to heaven.

Images & Illustrations of three

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    • A. tight
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