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three

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noun \ˈthrē\

Simple Definition of three

  • : the number 3

  • : the third in a set or series

  • : three o'clock

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of three

  1. 1 — see number table

  2. 2 :  the third in a set or series <the three of hearts>

  3. 3a :  something having three units or membersb :  three-pointer

three

adjective

three

pronoun, plural in construction

Examples of three in a sentence

  1. What time is it? It's three.

  2. I leave each day at three.



Origin and Etymology of three

Middle English, from three, adjective, from Old English thrīe (masculine), thrēo (feminine & neuter); akin to Old High German drī three, Latin tres, Greek treis


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Number-Related Terms

Rhymes with three

b, be, bee, c, cay, cee, Cree, d, dee, Dee, dree, e, fee, flea, flee, free, g, gee, ghee, glee, gree, he, key, Key, knee, lea, lee, me, mi, p, pea, pee, plea, pree, quay, re, Rhee, scree, sea, see, she, si, ski, spree, sri, t, tea, tee, the, thee, ti, tree, twee, Twi, v, vee, we, wee, whee, ye, z, zee



THREE Defined for Kids

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three

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adjective \ˈthrē\

Definition of three for Students

  1. :  being one more than two




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three

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noun

Definition of three for Students

  1. 1 :  one more than two :  3

  2. 2 :  the third in a set or series




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